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slang

play
noun \ˈslaŋ\

Simple Definition of slang

  • : words that are not considered part of the standard vocabulary of a language and that are used very informally in speech especially by a particular group of people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of slang

  1. 1 :  language peculiar to a particular group: asa :  argotb :  jargon 2

  2. 2 :  an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed typically of coinages, arbitrarily changed words, and extravagant, forced, or facetious figures of speech

slang

adjective

slangily

play \ˈslaŋ-ə-lē\ adverb

slanginess

play \ˈslaŋ-ē-nəs\ noun

slangy

play \ˈslaŋ-ē\ adjective

Examples of slang in a sentence

  1. <tends to use too much hacker's slang when talking to coworkers about their computer problems>



Origin and Etymology of slang

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1756

Other Language Terms


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slang

verb

Definition of slang

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to use slang or vulgar abuse

    2. transitive verb
    3. :  to abuse with harsh or coarse language



    1828

    First Known Use of slang

    1828


    SLANG Defined for Kids

    slang

    play
    noun \ˈslaŋ\

    Definition of slang for Students

    1. :  very informal words used by a group of people





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