Examples of slang in a Sentence
tends to use too much hacker's slang when talking to coworkers about their computer problems
Recent Examples of slang from the Web
Oh, and finally, it’s generally believed that Hooker did NOT lend his name to a slang term for prostitutes.
Chivos de Hartford The Yard Goats should seriously consider permanently renaming themselves to Chivos, partly because chivos (goats) is also Salvadoran slang for cool.
But the ways in which people chose to adopt the wild west slang and improvise with the actors was truly fascinating.
His vernacular, slang from the streets of Stockton, Calif., is American.
So its very cultured and our slang comes from this mixture of cultures.
His Russian teammates call him batya, Russian slang for father.
The path of the infix is uncertain, but linguist Joshua Viau has found similar examples in 1960s radio broadcasts and early 1970s drug slang.
In her research, McCulloch has found that people are loathe to ask others what an unfamiliar slang term means, likely for fear of looking uncool.
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Origin and Etymology of slang
First Known Use: 1756See Words from the same year
First Known Use of slang
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Definition of slang for English Language Learners
: 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
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