Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins

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Oxford Univerity Press

The Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins is the only dictionary of word origins for schools, featuring histories of many thousands of words. It also includes a thematic topic section ideal for project work. 


  • An engaging, funny, and absorbing history of thousands of words and phrases used in everyday language
  • Feature entries on especially curious, yucky and mind-boggling words
  • Full thematic section of words from the worlds of food, fashion, dinosaurs, invented and onomatopoeic words, and much more
  • Perfect for additional language support in primary and secondary school
  • Written by John Ayto, top word expert
  • Online support with downloadable games, puzzles, and activities

The Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins has been developed to meet the needs of children aged 9+ (Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3).

Paperback, 480pp, 148 x 210mm

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