Re: Good slang/idiom dictionary?

Subject: Re: Good slang/idiom dictionary?
From: Katy Wegner <katy_wegner -at- TARGETSMART -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 12:25:11 -0600

Title: RE: Good slang/idiom dictionary?

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is good. There is a 1995 edition available from I have an older version at home that I have found useful and interesting. However, I don't know whether it would have what you are looking for.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rebecca Merck [mailto:Rebecca -dot- Merck -at- ONESOFT -dot- COM]
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 10:25 AM
Subject: Good slang/idiom dictionary?

I've been struggling over this for a couple of days, and then it occurs to
me that you guys might have good information.

I'm looking for a decent slang/idiom dictionary that gives the etymology of
unusual and slang words and phrases.  I've found one so far in a local
bookstore -- it gives the meaning, but not where the phrase or term comes
from, which is what I'm after here.

Does anyone have any suggestions?



Rebecca J. Merck
Technical Communications Manager
OneSoft Corporation
Rebecca -dot- Merck -at- onesoft -dot- com

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