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slang

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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

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
slang·i·ly play \ˈslaŋ-ə-lē\ adverb
slang·i·ness play \ˈslaŋ-ē-nəs\ noun
slangy play \ˈslaŋ-ē\ adjective

Examples of slang

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



Origin 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



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