WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
slang1 /slæŋ/USA pronunciation
Linguisticsvery informal words and idioms, normally not used in formal situations and sometimes containing vulgar or otherwise socially unacceptable vocabulary.
slang•y, adj., -i•er, -i•est:used some slangy expressions in his term paper.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
slang /slæŋ/ n
- vocabulary, idiom, etc, that is not appropriate to the standard form of a language or to formal contexts, may be restricted as to social status or distribution, and is characteristically more metaphorical and transitory than standard language
- (as modifier): a slang word
Etymology: 18th Century: of unknown originˈslangy adj ˈslangily adv ˈslanginess n
- to abuse (someone) with vituperative language; insult
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