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Dictionary of American idioms by Richard Spears (2005)

Longman Dictionary of American English (2009) online

American idioms dictionary (1999) online

Effingpot: British dictionary, American guide to speak British, words and expressions that differ in their usage

Everyday conversations: learning American English, for students (Department of State)

Reference guide to American English idioms: In the loop (2010) (Department of State)

Dictionary of American slang by Barbara Kipfer & Robert Chapman (2008) online

American slang dictionary: the ultimate reference to nonstandard usage, colloquialisms, popular jargon and vulgarisms, by Richard Spears (2006) online

The Oxford dictionary of American political slang (2006) online

Dictionary of American slang by Harold Wentworth & Stuart Flexner (1975) online

Pronouncing dictionary of American English by John Samuel Kenyon & Thomas Albert Knott (1949)

Dictionary of Modern American usage by Herbert William Horwill (1935)

American English by Gilbert Tucker (1921)

American glossary being an attempt to illustrate certain Americanisms upon historical principles, by Richard Thornton (1912)

A-L & M-Z

Dictionary of Americanisms being a glossary of words supposed to be peculiar to the United States and the dominion of Canada, by Sylva Clapin (1902)

Current Americanisms, a dictionary of words and phrases in common use, by Baron Russel (1893)

Americanisms, old and new, Dictionary of words, phrases and colloquialisms peculiar to the United States, British America, the West Indies…, their derivation, meaning and application, together with numerous anecdotal, historical, explanatory and folk-lore notes, by John Farmer (1889)

Americanisms, the English of the New World, by Maximilian Schele de Vere (1872)

Dictionary of Americanisms by John Russell Bartlett (1859)

Glossary of supposed Americanisms collected by Alfred Elwyn (1859)

The American slang dictionary by James Maitland (1891)

The Yat dictionary: an essential reference for tourists and New Orleanians alike, by Christian Champagne (2012) online

American English language

Dictionary of American Regional English: linguistic maps

American English: texts (+ audio) (Department of State)

Celebrate! Holidays in the U.S.A.

American rhythms

Guide to American English by Louis MacCorry Myers (1962)

The American language, a preliminary inquiry into the development of English in the United States, by Henry Louis Mencken (4th edition, 1949)

Beginnings of American English: essays and comments, edited by Mitford Mathews (1963)


A library of American literature, from the earliest settlement to the present time, by Edmund Stedman & Ellen Hutchinson (1891)

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