What does slang mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularverb

    a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

    "they don't speak our lingo"

  3. slangverb

    use slang or vulgar language

  4. 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!"

  5. slangverb

    abuse with coarse language


  1. slangnoun

    Language outside of conventional usage.

  2. slangnoun

    Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.

  3. slangnoun

    The specialized language of a social group, sometimes used to make what is said unintelligible to those not members of the group; cant.

  4. slangverb

    To vocally abuse, or shout at.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slang

    imp. of Sling. Slung

  2. Slangnoun

    any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory

  3. Slangnoun

    a fetter worn on the leg by a convict

  4. Slangnoun

    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

  5. Slangverb

    to address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language

  6. Slang

    of Sling

  7. 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.]


  1. Slang

    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

  1. Slang

    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.]

  2. Slang

    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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. slangverb

    slang get money by doin wuts gotta get done To sell

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slang in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of slang in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    For those of you who watched the game against the Wizards last night, it was, to use slang, he was clowning. He was all jumping up and down, just settle down.

  2. Raymond Chandler:

    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.

  3. Joey Hansen:

    I was like' Hey boss !' bergen Beach's slang, like a term I call my friends.

  4. Ernest Wooden:

    It's easy to imagine that much of what the Chinese know about living in the United States, the slang, the hip hop the technology, comes from the movies, and L.A. has that pedigree.

  5. Tom Waits:

    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.

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