Definition of slang
slangilyplay \ˈslaŋ-ə-lē\ adverb
slanginessplay \ˈslaŋ-ē-nəs\ noun
slangyplay \ˈslaŋ-ē\ adjective
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
What was once limited to New York has since expanded into a full network with its own slang, style, and sense of unity.
This is particularly true of slang and informal language.
Atkinson's Irish accent and McInerney's slang-rich narrative may be hard going at first.
The project’s name is borrowed from wartime British slang for the Belgian village of Ploegsteert, which sits south of Messines and was the site of intense mining operations.
Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster checked in with an eye-rolling tweet, and dozens of definitions have been submitted to the Urban Dictionary website, which crowdsources slang terms.
Dozens of definitions have been submitted the Urban Dictionary website, which crowdsources meanings for slang terms.
The cheeky name of this coffee shop is French slang for the activity that made the district famous.
Hearing their road slang is like pigeon English to our refined and sensitive NorCal ears.
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Origin and Etymology of slang
First Known Use: 1756See Words from the same year
Definition of slang
: to use slang or vulgar abuse
: to abuse with harsh or coarse language
First Known Use of slang
SLANG Defined for English Language Learners
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
SLANG Defined for Kids
Definition of slang for Students
: very informal words used by a group of people
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