Non-Fiction Books:

Deb's Dictionary

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Deb's Dictionary

A-Z for the Aspiring Debutante



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Deb's Dictionary: A-Z for the Aspiring Debutante by Oliver Herford
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


In a beautiful new edition faithful to the cheeky and whimsical 1931 original, "The Deb's Dictionary" continues to delight even the most modern young women and men. Defining Ambidextrous as "not letting your right hand know who is holding your left," Oliver Herford goes right on down through the alphabet of your average Debutante's vocabulary to Zero, "a vacant garter--the coldest thing there is." Seventy of Oliver Herford's original racy and raucous drawings accompany over 500 definitions that depict the Debs in their natural habitats. The charming ink sketches accompany Mr. Herford's tongue-in-cheek notions of a Filly as "an equine Deb," Nudge as "the language of the elbow," and Loyal as "too true to be good." Designed to preserve its vintage character, this adorable book has a two-color foil-stamped case and cream-colored interior pages packed with a vocabulary that ranges from fabulous--"Belle: A Deb who never goes to bed the same day she gets up"--to flirtatious--"Minx: The flapper who flaps where angels fear to flutter--to facetious--"Dirty look: a modern form of apology." A delightful confection from A to Z, "The Deb's Dictionary" is a little bit devilish, but mostly divine.
Release date Australia
September 11th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
70 original drawings
Welcome Enterprises, Inc
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...