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Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

Tony Deverson


A landmark contribution to New Zealand English, the Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms is the most up to date and comprehensive work of its kind. The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms collects six and a half thousand distinctive New Zealand words and usages, and encompass the full range of New Zealandisms, drawn from a wide variety of domains and areas of New Zealand life.

The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms is the first to represent the entire spectrum of New Zealand English vocabulary since the publication of the late Harry Orsman's monumental Dictionary of New Zealand English in 1997.

Contains over six and half thousand entries

Up to date content

Encompasses the full range of New Zealandisms

Drawn from the database of the New Zealand Dictionary Centre, Wellington


Tony Deverson is the Senior Editor of the New Zealand Dictionary Centre, at Victoria University of Wellington and (retired) Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Canterbury, where he taught from 1966 to 2001.