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Language Dictionaries Online: A Guide: Slang and

Limited to online full-text language dictionaries, primarily those the Cornell University Library has purchased outright or subscribes to. Click on the TABS to access each section of this guide.


Green’s Dictionary of Slang. Edinburgh: Chambers, 2010. (Print version: Olin Reference PE 3721 .G677 2010 +)
An authoritative and extensive dictionary of slang words from the past five centuries up to the present day, from English-speaking countries and regions.
Emoticons. [Wikipedia]
Text Messaging and Online Chat Abbreviations. [Webopedia]
Emoticons and acronyms of phrases frequently used online.
Urban Dictionary: Define Your World.
"Urban Dictionary is a slang dictionary with your definitions." Extensive source of current slang.
Source for two services: A.Word.A.Day and Internet Anagram Server. A.Word.A.Day provides a new word every day with the definition, illustrative quotations, and audio pronunciation. You can subscribe to the e-mail version or just check the site. Archived back to 1994.

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