Partridge, Eric

(1894 – 1979) A New Zealand/British lexicographer who specialized in English slang. He claimed that his interest in slang was provoked by this experiences with the Australian infantry at Gallipoli during the WWI.

His first major work on slang, Slang Today and Yesterday, appeared in 1933, and his famous Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English first appeared in 1937.

1. Click here to read a concise bio from the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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