Definitions for slang
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slang, slang expression, slang termnoun
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, vernacularverb
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 acrossverb
fool or hoax
"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
abuse with coarse language
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Slangthe preterite of sling.
David slang a stone, and smote the Philistine. 1 Sa. xvii.
Slang is a 1996 song by the English rock band Def Leppard from their gold album Slang. It reached #17 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is the only one from its parent album to be played after the Slang World Tour of 1996 to 1997, with Def Leppard performing the song most recently during their Viva! Hysteria concert residency of Las Vegas in 2013. In reference to the song, lead singer Elliot said in the album's commentary that Slang is "a bit of a throwback to [Def Leppard's] original sound, in other words loads and loads of backing vocals" and said that "live, this song has always been a favourite with fans". The single cover features the Def Leppard logo (the 1995 variation) but Slang did not feature the logo in any variation.
Slang is a type of informal, nonstandard language that tends to be used in casual or familiar conversation. It typically involves words or phrases that are specific to a certain group, region, profession, or culture, and can often change or evolve over time. Slang can include new words, or new meanings for existing words, and is often characterized by its creativity, humor, or brevity.
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
Etymology: [Said to be of Gypsy origin; but probably from Scand., and akin to E. sling; cf. Norw. sleng a slinging, an invention, device, slengja to sling, to cast, slengja kjeften (literally, to sling the jaw) to use abusive language, to use slang, slenjeord (ord = word) an insulting word, a new word that has no just reason for being.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
slang, n. a conventional tongue with many dialects, which are, as a rule, unintelligible to outsiders, such as Gypsy, Canting or Flash, Back-slang, and Shelta or Tinkers' Talk: any kind of colloquial and familiar language serving as a kind of class or professional shibboleth.—adj. pertaining to slang.—v.i. to use slang, and esp. abusive language.—v.t. to scold.—adv. Slang′ily.—n. Slang′iness.—adj. Slang′ular, slangy.—v.i. Slang′-whang, to talk slangily or boisterously.—n. Slang′-whang′er, an abusive and wordy fellow.—adj. Slang′y. [Explained by Skeat as Scand., Norw. sleng, a slinging, a device, a burthen of a song, slengja, to sling. Leland boldly makes it Romany, and orig. applied to everything relating to shows—in Hindustani, Swangi, also often Slangi.]
slang, n. a narrow strip of land.—Also Slank′et. Slang, slang, n. (slang) a counterfeit weight or measure: a travelling show, or a performance of the same: a hawker's license: a watch-chain: (pl.) convicts' leg-irons.
slang get money by doin wuts gotta get done To sell
Song lyrics by slang -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by slang on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of slang in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of slang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I was like' Hey boss !' bergen Beach's slang, like a term I call my friends.
It is a mass language only in the same sense that its baseball slang is born of baseball players. That is, it is a language which is being molded by writers to do delicate things and yet be within the grasp of superficially educated people. It is not a natural growth, much as its proletarian writers would like to think so. But compared with it at its best, English has reached the Alexandrian stage of formalism and decay.
I’ve always been a word guy, I like weird words and I like American slang and all that and words that are no longer being used… I like to drag them out of the box and wave them around… this is an interesting one, it’s amazing how in addition to punctuation just a little pause in the wrong place can just completely transform the meaning of something.
It either means get a belt to assault someone with, or it’s slang for a gun. Either way, The Strap’s The Strap, especially considering he has 18 million Instagram followers, he wants to put The Strap on hats ? Are you kidding me ?
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
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- عامية, دارجةArabic
- argotCatalan, Valencian
- slang, hantýrkaCzech
- Slang, Umgangssprache, JargonGerman
- argot, jerga, germaníaSpanish
- jargon, langue verte, argotFrench
- truaill-chainntScottish Gaelic
- 俚言, 俗語Japanese
- żargon, gwara, slangPolish
- gíria, jargão, calãoPortuguese
- argou, jargon, slangRomanian
- жаргон, арго, сленг, феня, разговорная речьRussian
- salitang kanto, salitang balbal, salitang kalyeTagalog
- tiếng lóngVietnamese
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