Containing over 8,000 entries, this fascinating dictionary is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English. Drawn from over 40 languages, entries provide details of the history of each word or phrase, including language of origin, spelling variants, and its sense and use in English. From expressions such as ab origine, a cappella, and nouvelle cuisine, to futon, pot-pourri, and tamagotchi, this is the ideal reference book for anyone wanting to tap into the wider resources of modern English.
Table of Contents
PREFACE; PRONOUNCIATION GUIDE; DICTIONARY; APPENDIX
Jennifer Speake is a freelance writer and editor of reference books, including The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (with John Simpson, 3rd edition, 1998) and The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (1999).