Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins 2/e (Oxford Quick Reference) Paperback – 9 Sep 2010
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A fascinating book for anyone interested in the English language. (Writing Magazine)
This book is as engrossing...as it is enlightening...erudite and delightful work. (Christopher Hirst, The Independent)
I enjoyed picking up this chattily written dictionary. (Dot Wordsworth, Spectator)
It is an ideal stocking filler...a delightful cornucopia of derivations. (Crawford Gillian, East Anglian Daily Times)
About the Author
Julia Cresswell is an experienced author and language researcher, having worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Books to her credit include Naming Your Baby: The Definitive Dictionary of First Names, and The Cat's Pyjamas: The Penguin Book of Clichés.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There was one word i researched the origins and meaning and it was differant in this book.Published 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
Having only just bought this book, I haven't had time to read it yet, but on quickly glancing through it, it would seem to be a very informative and interesting book if you like... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Esmerelda