Partridge, Eric Honeybrook, 1894–1979, British lexicographer; b. New Zealand. He studied in Australia and at Oxford, taught briefly in England, and founded a small publishing company. For 50 years he devoted himself to the study of English and its correct usage, compiling 16 lexicons on such subjects as slang, clichés, catch phrases, and etymology. His works were acclaimed for their scholarship.
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