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H.L. Mencken (1880–1956).  The American Language.  1921.

List of Words and Phrases
 
demeanour, 221
demisemiquaver, 132
demoralize, 59
demote, v., 192
dénouement, 249
dent, n., 185
dental surgeon, 144
dentist, 144, 145
department-store, 114, 118
depos, 421
dépôt, 97, 159, 200, 250, 414, 421
deputize, 60
derange, 59
derby, 114, 118, 163, 164
dern, 153
deserv, 245
desperado, 101
dessert, 127
det, 245
details, 209
determin, 245
determine, 230, 232
dettor, 245
develop, 238
develope, 238
devil-dog, 333
devilled-crabs, 126
dexter meadow, 367
diagram, 246
dialog, 225, 226
diamond, 132, 218
diarrhea, 223, 233
diarrhœa, 223, 233, 241
diary, 218
dicker, v., 60
dicta, 252
dictograph, 195
did, 273, 283, 284
diehlings, 398
die with one’s boots on, vp., 93
diff, 184
different from, 133
different than, 133
different to, 133
dig, 272
digged, 276
diggings, 39, 96
dilatory, 81
dime, 58
dime-novel, 114
diminute, 88
din, 67
diner, 97, 184
dink, 393
dinky, 309
dinner, 119
dinner-dance, 405
di’nt, 317
dioxygen, 196
diphtheria, 211
diphthong, 211
dipo, 414
directly, 24, 133, 135
direct-primary, 124
dirt, 155
dirty, 307
discipline, 232
disorderly-house, 150
dispelled, 241
display-ad, 185
dissenter, 130, 131
distaff, 234
district, 114, 124, 126
dive, n., 15, 15, 100, 159; dive, v., 273
dived, 273
divide, n., 56, 352
division, 114, 115, 124
divorcée, 249, 250, 251
divvy, n., 98, 128, 184; divvy, v., 185
Dixie, 41
do a landoffice business, vp., 93
do, 273, 283
dock, n., 405
docket, 96
doctor, 137, 138, 145
dodge the issue, vp., 93
do don’t, 40
doe, 218
does, 81
dog, 216, 218
dog-gone, 153
doggery, 96, 100, 186
do him proud, vp., 177
do him in, vp., 123
do him up, vp., 123
dol, 245
dole, v., 272, 277
doll, 216
dollar, 58
dollari, 410
dollars to doughnuts, 176
dolled-up, 176, 193
doll-hospital, 194
doll up, vp., 193
dolorous, 227
dom, suf., 187
dominie, 54
don, 121
donate, 36, 62, 162, 163
done, 273, 283
donky, 246
don’t, 177
donut, 246
doodle, suf., 197
dope, n., 16, 34, 366, 384
dope out, vp., 109, 175
dopester, 187
dorm, 185
double-header, 128
double pica, 132
dough, 159, 218
dough-boy, 176, 370
do up brown, vp., 93
dout, 245
dove, v., 273, 277
dowager, 147
down-and-out, 32, 96
down-East, 126
downs, 57, 125
down-town, 93
down-train, 126
downwards, 182
doxologize, 36, 89, 91
draft, 111, 223, 226
draftee, 187
drag, v., 273
dragged, 273
drain, v., 316
drains, 116
drama, 215
drank, 176, 269, 273, 283
draper, 122
draper’s shop, 114
draught, 223
draughts, 113
draw, n., 61, 184; draw, v., 273, 283
draw a bead, vp., 60
drawed, 273, 283
drawers, 127
drawing-pin, 116
drawing-room, 115, 118, 168
drawing-room car, 42, 43
dreaded, 278
dreadful, 39
dreadnought, 225
dream, v., 273
dreampt, 281
dreamt, 240
dreen, 316
drempt, 273
dressing-gown, 113
dressmake, 185
drew, 273, 283
drillery, 187
drily, 224, 240
drink, v., 273, 283
drive, v., 358, 273
driver, 168
drove, v., 273, 277
drown, 273
drownded, 106, 273, 281
drug, v., 273, 278
drug-fiend, 194
druggist, 114, 163
drug-store, 114, 163
drummer, 15, 15, 114
drunk, v., 100, 273, 283
dry-goods, 63, 64
dry-goods-store, 114
dryly, 224, 241
Dschäck, 398
dscheneral-’leckschen, 398
dschent’lleit, 398
Dschim, 398
dschuryman, 398
dub, 15, 166, 366
duck, 100
dud, 166, 368
due, 219
dug, 272
dug-out, 95
duke, 219
dul, 245
dum, 246
dumb, 104
dumbfound, 186
dumb-head, 105
dump, v., 60
Dunkard, 131
during, 183
durn, 153
dust-bin, 113, 117
dust-cart, 113
dustman, 113, 117
Dutch, 397
dutchie, 333
dutiable, 50, 60, 61
duty, 219
dysentery, 210
e, p., 71, 111, 112, 212, 217, 218, 316
each other, 178
eagle, 58
earlier’n, 310
eastbound, 127
East End, 127
East Side, 164
East Side agitators, 147
easy, 306
easy-mark, 366
eat, 273, 277
eat crow, vp., 98
ebaut, 398
eclaircise, 88
éclat, 249
eco, 245
ecology, 223
ecumenical, 223
edema, 223

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