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Brewer's Dictionary of Twentieth Century Phrase and Fable

by E. Cobham Brewer

ISBN 0304340596 / 9780304340590 / 0-304-34059-6
Publisher Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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From "abominable snowman" to "zoo daddy", this dictionary supplies the details behind the origins and meanings of 5000 words and phrases which define the 20th century. New words and phrases included in this new edition include "AIDS terrorist", "Mexican wave" and "condom fatigue". [via]