Who said dictionaries have to be dull? The Chambers Gigglossary is a celebration of lexicography in its lighter moments, offering a whole alphabetful of amusing definitions. This collection includes one-liners from famous wits, humorous entries drawn from The Chambers Dictionary, examples from history and a wealth of original material.
The Chambers Dictionary has included a sprinkling of light-hearted definitions between its sheets since the first edition in 1901. The most celebrated of these is probably 'éclair':
a cake long in shape but short in duration