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The Australian National Dictionary 2ed 2 volume set
Author: Bruce Moore

ISBN: 9780195550269
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 1600
Published: 15 August 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 22.3 x 9.6
Description:
The Australian National Dictionary (AND) is the ultimate dictionary of Australianisms. It includes words and meanings that have originated in Australia. Words that have a greater currency here than elsewhere or that have a special significance in Australian history.

Like the comprehensive Oxford English Dictionary, it differs from general dictionaries in being based on historical principles. This means it describes the full history of a word, starting with its earliest appearance, establishing its origin, and documenting its use over time.

All entries from the first edition, which was published in 1988, have been thoroughly revised and updated. There are 6000 new entries and more than 16,000 Australian terms.

These entries include:
historical terms from the convict era
the gold rushes
farming
the experience of war The 2 volume set also includes colloquial terms, including rhyming slang and numerous lively and colourful idioms. Regional terms from different states and territories and terms from Ab...

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