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slang

noun (n)

  • informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar (noun.communication)
    Example:
    Their speech was full of slang expressions.
    source: wordnet30
  • a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves) (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A fetter worn on the leg by a convict. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • use slang or vulgar language (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • fool or hoax (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • abuse with coarse language (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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