Synopses & Reviews
This is the third in a major series of volumes supplementing the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
. Volume 3 contains 3,000 new words and meanings from around the English-speaking world, including the UK (Citizen's Charter), North America (affluential, Clintonomics), Australia (beardie), and the West Indies (zouk).
A wide variety of subjects is covered, including the sciences (buckyball, nanotechnology, Tourette syndrome), finance (junk bond, negative equity), literary theory (metafiction), computing (freeware, core dump), and sport (basho, lowball).
About the Author
is an Associate Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary 2/e