What does slang mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular(verb)

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

    "they don't speak our lingo"

  3. slang(verb)

    use slang or vulgar language

  4. 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!"

  5. slang(verb)

    abuse with coarse language

Wiktionary

  1. slang(Noun)

    Language outside of conventional usage.

  2. slang(Noun)

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

  3. slang(Noun)

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

  4. slang(Verb)

    To vocally abuse, or shout at.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slang

    imp. of Sling. Slung

    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.]

  2. Slang(noun)

    any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory

    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.]

  3. Slang(noun)

    a fetter worn on the leg by a convict

    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.]

  4. Slang(noun)

    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

    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.]

  5. Slang(verb)

    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.]

  6. Slang

    of Sling

    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.]

Freebase

  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.

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How to say slang in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. David Ortiz:

    When you start hanging out with 'tigueres' (Dominican slang for street toughs), you sometimes have to show that you're a 'tiguere,' a lot of former players hang out with 'reggaeton' artists and 'tigueres.' They go to clubs and bars. It's like they're living the life that perhaps as players they couldn't enjoy.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Cupid is a squint sniper 2. Imagination is diving into the bottomless depths of madness. 3. A person is not a person, but only another figure. Look at your prison number. These are not numbers on the shirt, but your name. 4. Sleep is a unique museum of our past, present, and future. In which there is a library that stores unique knowledge. 5. Civilization is when a wild wolf becomes an obedient dog of the system. 6. A person does not want to please people, he wants to tease them. 7. Laziness is an adverse reaction to the artificial system of society. 8. Many people have a love with late ignition. 9. Conclusions - these are human tests, that is, blood, urine and feces. They give out a piece of paper that shows which psychological diseases you are sick with. 10. The corpse of truth, is located somewhere at the bottom of the ocean. 11. Because of slang, jargon and swear words. Words will turn into sounds and letters. 12. No matter how much you read, it is important how much you understand. 13. The enemy rules you with your anger. 14. The gloom of loneliness will give either holiness or madness. 15. Love is the blues of sincere feelings. Awakening in reality something paranormal, something supernatural. 16. Madness is when garbage recycling in the head breaks down. 17. Never confuse truth with opinion. 18. Everyone is drunk by his own madness. 19. If people are directed at you: resentment, envy, causticity, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is people's sympathy, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just very attractive personality. 20. A love couple who is able to constantly forgive each other is doomed to become the happiest couple in the world. 21. Never listen, and never react to someone who does not know and does not understand you. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. G. K. Chesterton:

    All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

  4. Carl Sandburg:

    Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.

  5. 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.

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