This app provides an offline version of "The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" by
The text, arranged alphabetically, covers a broad range of slang terms, acronyms, coined phrases, literary references, and other dialectical gems. Written in an often-humorous tone, the brief entries consist of etymology and examples of usage culled from sources such as Shakespearean plays, films, or famous declarations. Terms range from classical nicknames (Heraclitus's "The Weeping Philosopher") to pop-culture references (the Seinfeld-ism "man hands").
- Create your custom list
Words of the day
- Learn 5 phrases or words daily
Learn random phrase
- Learn 5 random phrases or words
Basic features include:
- Easy navigation
- Bookmark a phrase or word
- Search a phrase or word
- Learn with flashcard and quizzes
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