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slang

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noun \ˈslaŋ\

Definition of slang

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

  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

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

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

1828

First Known Use of slang

1828


SLANG Defined for English Language Learners

slang

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noun

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

slang

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noun \ˈslaŋ\

Definition of slang for Students

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



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