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'The Catcher in the Rye' Terms / Vocabulary

J.D. Salinger's Famous & Controversial Novel


The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

Little Brown & Co.
Study Guide Here's a vocabulary list from The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. Use these terms for reference, study, and discussion.


The Catcher in the Rye: Listed by appearance

Chapters 1-5: autobiography, dough, ostracize, grippe, posture, ironical, innumerable, moron, phony, sheer, parlor, rostrum, chiffonier, falsetto, conceited, aggravate, hound's-tooth, muffler, monotonous, psychoanalyze, halitosis

Chapters 6-10: linoleum, hospitality, fiend, corridor, Canasta, janitor, conscientious, phony, lagoon, incognito, brassiere, burlesque, psychic, brassy, intoxicating, verification, jitterbug

Chapters 11-15: snub, necking, newsreel, vomit, rile, galoshes, nonchalant, rake, frock, atheist, chisel, banister, rubberneck, gory, matinée, bourgeois, convent

Chapters 16-20: screech, auditorium, bosom, raspy, beret, clinch, blase, conceited, enlightening, sacrilegious, booze, slobber, sophisticated, louse, flitty, boisterous, stagger, puke

Chapters 21-26: racket, Sagittarius, Taurus, betray, snotty, expel, spontaneous, flunk, digression, pedagogical, provocative, stenographer, appeal, stimulate, scholarly, pervert, moccasin, cockeyed, recess, mummy, pharaoh, punk, carousel, jazzy, bawl

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