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slang1 /slæŋ/USA pronunciation
slang•y, adj., -i•er, -i•est:used some slangy expressions in his term paper.
very informal words and idioms, normally not used in formal situations and sometimes containing vulgar or otherwise socially unacceptable vocabulary.
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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