This new paperback edition of the Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins gives an engaging insight into the origins of the everyday language we use. It provides additional language support and information through funny and absorbing word histories, feature entries on especially curious, 'yucky', and 'mind-boggling' words, and a full thematic section on words from the worlds of food, fashion, dinosaur names, invented and onomatopoeic words and much more. John Ayto, top word expert, entertains all ages from eight to eighty with this informative and humorous dictionary and language reference tool.
An engaging, funny, and absorbing history of thousands of words and phrases used in everyday language
Perfect for additional language support in primary and secondary school
Full thematic section of words from the worlds of food, fashion, dinosaur names, invented and onomatopoeic words, and much more
Written by John Ayto, top word expert, and entertaining for all ages from eight to eighty
Free online support with downloadable games, puzzles, and activities
ACCESSIBLE! AGE-APPROPRIATE! AUTHORITATIVE! FROM THE MARKET LEADING CHILDREN'S DICTIONARY PUBLISHER!
"This is an excellent book. As an educator I cannot stress enough the importance of knowing derivations. It is well known that people give up study if they go past a misunderstood word. Clearing the word enables the person to continue understanding the text, and clearing the origin/derivation of the word help the person retain the definition as knowledge."
Series: UK bestselling dictionaries
Primary / High School
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 2nd May 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 17.9
Weight (kg): 0.54