Tom Dalzell is recognized as a leading expert on American slang. He is the author of Flappers to Rappers: American Youth Slang (Merriam-Webster, 1996) and The Slang of Sin (Merriam-Webster, 1998), both of which were alternate selections for the Book of the Month Club. He served as senior editor of The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Conventional English (Routledge, 2006). His most recent title is The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English (Routledge, 2006).
He lives in Berkeley, California, with his family.
The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English offers the ultimate record of modern American Slang. The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer lively examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers,...
Published September 22nd 2008 by Routledge
Are you a beaver cleaver or the office bike? Would you rather pack fudge or munch carpet? Do you content yourself with paddling the pickle as you’re still a cherry boy? Sex Slang will not only give you 3,000 words to talk about your favourite pastimes, but also open your eyes to practices you didn...
Published October 30th 2007 by Routledge
The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys,...
Published October 19th 2007 by Routledge