Read Webster's New Explorer Dictionary of Word Origins by Merriam-Webster Online


Written in a witty, conversational style, Webster s New Explorer Dictionary of Word Origins describes how some common and not so common words entered the English language and how their meanings evolved Some, like icicle and wiseacre, came to us from other languages and have been transformed to create new words Others, like workaholic, were coined only recently The histories of these words are among many fascinating stories of how language is shaped by people and events An invaluable resource for students and amateur etymologists alike, this volume provides both useful information and entertaining reading....

Title : Webster's New Explorer Dictionary of Word Origins
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ISBN : 1892859661
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Federal Street Press June 30, 2004
Number of Pages : 544 pages
File Size : 780 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Webster's New Explorer Dictionary of Word Origins Reviews

  • auj
    2019-04-16 10:27

    Our 13 year old loved this and reads it constantly. very interesting word book.

  • Debbie U.
    2019-03-26 06:08

    Did not have any of the words that I looked for in it.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-02 09:15

    I ordered this book when I was tutoring language arts. It's a great book to have to share knowledge of words with kids who get tired of spelling words only. Several kids actually asked their parents to purchase the book for them.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-08 08:08

    Does anyone really even use a paper dictionary anymore... I do. And this one is fine for my needs.

  • Vaughan Catlett
    2019-04-03 11:24


  • Shae Flanigan
    2019-04-03 13:21

    Words meanings are amazing. This book is a little rough to use, but if you take the time to explore it, it is a great deal of fun. The outside looks a bit cheap, but overall, it is still a good book.

  • L. S. Bird-sonne
    2019-03-24 12:11

    A great book for the inquisitive person. Great short read if you only have time for a few pages at a sitting

  • Joe prokop
    2019-03-22 08:36

    Just what we were looking for however the publishing date is 2004 and a lot of words have birthed since then.