Definitions for Slangslæŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
very informal usage in vocabulary and idiom that is characteristically more metaphorical, playful, elliptical, vivid, and ephemeral than ordinary language.
speech or writing characterized by the use of vulgar and socially taboo vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.
the jargon of a particular group, profession, etc.
(v.i.)to use slang or abusive language.
(v.t.)to assail with abusive language.
Origin of slang:
1750–60; orig. uncert.
slang, slang expression, slang term(noun)
informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
"their speech was full of slang expressions"
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular(verb)
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
"they don't speak our lingo"
use slang or vulgar language
gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across(verb)
fool or hoax
"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
abuse with coarse language
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
informal, spoken language, often used among a particular group
Language outside of conventional usage.
Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.
The specialized language of a social group, sometimes used to make what is said unintelligible to those not members of the group; cant.
To vocally abuse, or shout at.
imp. of Sling. Slung
any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory
a fetter worn on the leg by a convict
low, vulgar, unauthorized language; a popular but unauthorized word, phrase, or mode of expression; also, the jargon of some particular calling or class in society; low popular cant; as, the slang of the theater, of college, of sailors, etc
to address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language
Slang is the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's language or dialect but are considered acceptable in certain social settings. Slang expressions may act as euphemisms and may be used as a means of identifying with one's peers.
Translations for Slang
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
words and phrases (often in use for only a short time) used very informally, eg words used mainly by, and typical of, a particular group
army slang; teenage slang; `stiff' is slang for `a corpse'.
- كَلِمات وتعابير عاميَّهArabic
- gíriaPortuguese (BR)
- die UmgangsspracheGerman
- slang; -slangDanish
- argot, jergaSpanish
- زبان عاميانهFarsi
- סְלֶנג, עָגָהHebrew
- अपभाषा, गंवारू बोलीHindi
- istilah khususIndonesian
- slang, gergoItalian
- žargonas, slengasLithuanian
- gemeenzame taalDutch
- زبان عاميانهPersian
- عاميانه محاوره، ديوې خاصې ډلې محاوره، غير ادبي ژبه، ځانګړې اصطلاح (لكه دغلو په منځ كېPashto
- slang, argouRomanian
- сленг, жаргонRussian
- 俚語Chinese (Trad.)
- сленг, жаргонUkrainian
- عامیانہ بولیUrdu
- tiếng lóngVietnamese
- 俚语Chinese (Simp.)
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