This is an indispensable guide to more than 4,500 foreign expressions in the English language."The Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases, Second Edition" presents new and updated information on the origins and usage of more than 4,500 foreign expressions.This invaluable dictionary clarifies and explains words and phrases spanning a wide range of fields, from law and music to philosophy and cuisine. Entries include pronunciations in American English, parts of speech and other relevant grammatical information, languages of origin, concise definitions, examples of use, and etymological backgrounds. More than 500 entries have been added to this new edition.New and updated coverage includes: terms that have become more frequently used in contemporary English, such as retro and sudoku; more prefixes and suffixes, such as eco- and -fest; terms relating to food, such as panini, burrito, provolone, and wasabi; terms relating to religions, such as Veda; miscellaneous new terms, such as dreck, madrasa, and tort; and, much more.
Martin H. Manser has been a professional reference book writer and editor since 1980. He is the author of The Facts On File Guide to Good Writing, The Facts On File Guide to Style, and The Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions. His other books include the Zondervan Dictionary of Bible Themes, Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible, and Learner's Dictionary of English Idioms. He lives in England.