Do you have a wish list of books you’d like to own? In the reference section, you definitely need a few dictionaries. They have a sort of comforting sturdiness about them. Well, slangophiles (I’m pretty certain that’s not an actual word), here’s one dictionary you’ll definitely want on your shelf! Let’s just hope it’s a strong one though, because this tome comes in three parts and apparently weighs in at an impressive 6.7kg!

Confused? I’m talking about Jonathon Green’s Green’s Dictionary of Slang, of course. The British slang lexicographer has condensed years of research into one authoritative multi-volume dictionary of English slang.




Covering slang across all English speaking regions over the past five centuries, this whopper of a dictionary contains over 53,000 entries. Certainly not for the faint-hearted, but it gets great reviews and is sure to provide hours of entertainment for those who love finding out about the more informal, and sometimes grittier and smuttier, side to the English language.

Click here to read a great article about Green’s Dictionary of Slang in The Independent by Jeremy Noel-Tod, one of the contributors to the dictionary.

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