Australian Words and Their Origins

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Australian Words and Their Origins

Hughes, Joan (Editor)

Oxford University Press, 1989, 662 pages, 019553087X, First Edition. Hardcover (17 x 24 cm), xv, 

Very Good Condition, First endpaper torn out (see photographs)

"Based on 'The Australian National Dictionary'. 'Australian Words and Their Origins' gives the meanings, origins and pronunciation of those words which were coined in Australia, which have a wider currency in Australia than elsewhere, or which have special significance in Australian history. It is a rich slice of Australia's linguistic, cultural and social identity, and, like the Magic Pudding itself, it is both studded with rare delights and a continuing source of intellectual sustenance."