Definitions for slangy

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. very informal usage in vocabulary and idiom that is characteristically more metaphorical, playful, elliptical, vivid, and ephemeral than ordinary language.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. speech or writing characterized by the use of vulgar and socially taboo vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. the jargon of a particular group, profession, etc.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  4. argot; cant.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  5. (v.i.)to use slang or abusive language.

  6. (v.t.)to assail with abusive language.

Origin of slang:

1750–60; orig. uncert.

slang′y(adj.)slang•i•er, slang•i•est.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slangy(adj)

    constituting or expressed in slang or given to the use of slang

    "a slangy expression"; "slangy speech"


  1. slangy(Adjective)

    Including or given to slang.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slangy(adj)

    of or pertaining to slang; of the nature of slang; disposed to use slang


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