slang1 /slæŋ/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

    very 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.


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slang /slæŋ/ n
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier): a slang word
vb
  1. to abuse (someone) with vituperative language; insult
Etymology: 18th Century: of unknown origin

ˈslangy adj ˈslangily adv ˈslanginess n



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