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:
The editors of the new Australian National Dictionary have magnificently recorded what must surely be the richest vernacular in the history of human utterance * Barry Humphries, Times Literary Supplement *
Number Of Pages: 1600
Published: 15th August 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 22.3 x 9.7
Weight (kg): 4.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised