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Language Dictionaries Online: A Guide: Slang and
Miscellaneous

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.

SLANG/MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

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.
Wordsmith.org
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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