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Ayto, John

Overview
Works: 61 works in 558 publications in 6 languages and 16,533 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Anecdotes  History  Gazetteers  Quotations  Fables  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN43, 803
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Most widely held works by John Ayto
The Oxford dictionary of modern slang by John Ayto( Book )

65 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you're a cube when it comes to def jam, if you know zilch about five-finger discounts, or are gob-smacked by the meeja, then read on ... Over 5,000 twentieth-century slang words and phrases are presented from throughout the English-speaking world. Each headword is defined, with the date of its first appearance in print, while thousands of quotations - from authors as diverse as John Lennon, Raymond Chandler, Germaine Greer, and Woody Allen - illustrate the use of slang words and senses. Coverage ranges in date from the very earliest slang still in use (gob, 1550) to contemporary coinages (gob-struck, 1988), and embraces the English-speaking world, with examples from - among others - Britain (goggle-box, wazzock, steaming, wide boy), America (grody, baglady, dweeb, home-boy), and Australia (nasho, chunder, crim, illywhacker). The authors have drawn on the Oxford English Dictionary and its unpublished files, and the dictionary contains some 500 words which have not previously appeared in the OED
Dictionary of word origins by John Ayto( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that trace the origins and history of more than eight thousand English-language words
Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides 19,000 definitions of typical phrases and words and explains their historical origins
The Oxford dictionary of slang by John Ayto( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering over 10,000 words and phrases ... [this dictionary] provides a unique insight into the more colourful aspects of the English language."--Cover
Twentieth century words by John Ayto( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this British publication, an essay describing each decade of the 20th century precedes alphabetical entries which include first date of recorded use, the definition, and the person or publication responsible for the first recorded use
Stone the crows : Oxford dictionary of modern slang by John Ayto( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary, Stone the Crows features over 6,000 slang words and expressions, from the British beer goggles, through the American cockamamie, to the Australian gigglehouse. This collection contains old favourites as well as the very latest slang terms. In addition to the A-Z entries, the book contains a comprehensive thematic index, details of origins, dates of first printed use, and thousands of illustrative quotations from famous names including John Lennon and Woody Allen."--BOOK JACKET
Movers and shakers : a chronology of words that shaped our age by John Ayto( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Track the trends across 105 years of language innovation with this account of words we now take for granted but which were once linguistic newcomers." "Movers and Shakers is an updated and recast edition of 20th Century Words, first published in 1999. John Ayto paints a picture of each decade of the twentieth century through its new vocabulary, and looks at the first new arrivals of the twenty-first century."--Jacket
Aelred of Rievaulx's De institutione inclusarum : two English versions by Aelred( Book )

20 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable by John Ayto( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely updated for the twenty-first century, this reference presents definitions and origins of thousands of words, idioms, catchphrases, slogans, nicknames, and events from TV, literature, music, comic strips, and computer games
The Longman register of new words by John Ayto( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Logman register of new words.-v.2
The Oxford dictionary of rhyming slang by John Ayto( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of surnames : [the complete companion to tracing your name's history] by John Ayto( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A useful reference for historians, journalists, genealogists and anyone interested in tracing their family history
An A-Z of food and drink by John Ayto( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide to over 1,200 gastronomic terms will delight anyone who wants to discover more about what they eat and drink. From Absinthe to Zabaglione, this dictionary reveals the origin, meaning, and development of a feast of terms."--Jacket
From the horse's mouth : Oxford dictionary of English idioms by John Ayto( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English the rich and intriguing language that it is. This major new edition contains entries for over 6000 idioms, including 700 entirely new entries, based on Oxford's language monitoring and the ongoing third edition ofthe Oxford English Dictionary
The glutton's glossary : a dictionary of food and drink terms by John Ayto( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and French and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diner's dictionary : food and drink from A to Z by John Ayto( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lively and authoritative A to Z guide provides an account of the meaning, origin, and development of over 1,200 food and drink terms. Its encyclopedic entries cover an international spread of foodstuffs, dishes, and beverages, both old and new, well-known and unusual. Find out how our eating habits and vocabulary have developed over centuries of both exploration and immigration. Staple foodstuffs (potato, beef) and drinks (tea, coffee), those named after their place of origin (Stilton and Petit Suisse), named varieties of fruit and vegetable (Cox's orange pippin, Worcester pearmain), varieties of wine-producing grape (cabernet, zinfandel), and popular foreign cuisine (satay, ciabatta) are all described in this menu of food and drink vocabulary
Oxford dictionary of English idioms by John Ayto( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get stuck into this authoritative and entertaining dictionary of English idioms. Packed with over 6,000 entries from the whole of the English-speaking world, including figurative expressions, similes, sayings, and proverbs, it really is the bee's knees. Ideal for students, learners, or anyone interested in the English language
Word origins : the hidden histories of English words from A to Z by John Ayto( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The average contemporary English speaker knows 50,000 words. Yet this apparently huge diversity masks a network of complex and often unsuspected family relationships that link many of these words together. Who would ever guess that beef and cow come from the same ancestor, for instance, or that lukewarm and chowder are related to each other? Word Origins opens the cupboard of English vocabulary and brings out some of its best-hidden skeletons. Word Origins provides a concise history of thousands of the most commonly used words. The range of information spans from the simplest derivations to the most obscure lexical relations. Word Origins demonstrates how the myriad influences on English have given rise to some unlikely connections between words, and will appeal to everyone who loves or is studying the English language."--Jacket
Brewer's Britain and Ireland by John Ayto( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history, culture, folklore and etymology of 7500 places in these islands
The diner's dictionary : word origins of food & drink by John Ayto( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did you know that 'croissant' literally means 'crescent' or that oranges are native to China? Do you realize that the word 'pie' has been around for seven hundred years in English or that 'toast' comes from the Latin word for 'scorch'? From absinthe to zabaglione, this lively guide presents the meaning and origin of over 2,300 food and drink terms. From basic ingredients to herbs, spices, and traditional dishes to more exotic products and delicacies, this book offers a feast of classic food and recipe terms as well as new additions to our gastronomic vocabulary over recent years such as Kobe beef, goji berry, latte, and wrap. Full of fascinating stories about some of our most popular foods and dishes as well as the more obscure, this is a delicious must-have for foodies and word buffs alike
 
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The Oxford dictionary of modern slang
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Эйто, Дж

Эйто, Дж. (Джон)

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Dictionary of word originsBrewer's dictionary of phrase and fableThe Oxford dictionary of slangTwentieth century wordsStone the crows : Oxford dictionary of modern slangMovers and shakers : a chronology of words that shaped our ageBrewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fableThe Oxford dictionary of rhyming slang