This dictionary is a resource cataloging the meaning and usage of frequently occurring slang and colloquial expressions in the U.S.A. It contains expressions that are familiar to many Americans and other expressions that are used primarily within small groups of people. These expressions come from movies, novels, newspaper stories, and everyday conversation. The entries represent the vocabulary found in many places, such as the college campus and urban streets. We hear slang from surfers, weight lifters, and young people in general.
This authoritative reference offers thousands of American English slang expressions. Entries include definitions and examples of slang used in context. With help from McGraw-Hill’s Essential American Slang Dictionary, you will become familiar with English as it is used in the media, at work, around the house, and in everyday conversations. This knowledge will help you comprehend English as it is spoken in the United States and add variety to your word usage.
Inside you will find: 2,000 entries with examples of everyday usage; the latest slang used in the American lexicon; fun illustrations that show the humor of taking expressions too literally