Slang for those who want to slum it!
According to itself, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, edited by Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor (Routledge, 2015), says that it itself is:
The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang.Nothing could be more definite than definitive, so let's check out a certain definition of "spider's legs":
spider's legs, noun, the p*bic hair that can be seen outside the confines of a girl's bikini or underwear (UK), see: Chris E. Lewis, The Dictionary of Playground Slang (2003)Hmm . . . so they got it from another dictionary. Was it also definitive in its definition?
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