The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Edited by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
Routledge – 2013 – 744 pages
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, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, dudes, pill-popping truck drivers, hackers, rappers and more.
The Concise New Partridge is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.
Praise for the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English:
'The king is dead. Long live the king! … The old Partridge is not really dead; it remains the best record of British slang antedating 1945 … Now, however, the preferred source for information about English slang of the past sixty years is the New Partridge.' – James Rettig, Booklist, American Library Association
'Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes.' – Ian Sansom, The Guardian
'A great book.' – Susie Dent
List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgments. Observations of Slang and Unconventional English. Entries A-Z. Numeric Slang
Tom Dalzell is a lawyer, slang-collector and author. Recognised 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).
Terry Victor is not only a slang-collector, but also an actor, broadcaster, writer and director. He is probabaly best known for his ground-breaking work with Murder on the Menu, which he co-founded in 1989.