Slang - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |slæŋ|  American pronunciation of the word slang
Brit.  |slæŋ|  British pronunciation of the word slang


- 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
- a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves) (syn: argot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, vernacular)


- use slang or vulgar language
- fool or hoax (syn: befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, take in)
- abuse with coarse language

Extra examples

...tends to use too much hacker's slang when talking to coworkers about their computer problems...

The word came from the surfers' slang.

They spend the bulk of their time slanging one another in public.

Slang is used mostly in informal speech.

The word has graduated from slang to accepted use.

...a wordbook of nautical slang...

What is slang but an effort at conciseness?

'skint' is a British slang term

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