Associations to the word «Slang»


SLANG, noun. Language outside of conventional usage.
SLANG, noun. Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.
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.
SLANG, verb. (transitive) (dated) To vocally abuse, or shout at.
SLANG, verb. (archaic) simple past tense of sling
SLANG, noun. (UK) (dialect) Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.
SLANG, noun. (UK) (obsolete) A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.

Dictionary definition

SLANG, 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".
SLANG, noun. A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo".
SLANG, verb. Use slang or vulgar language.
SLANG, verb. Fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!".
SLANG, verb. Abuse with coarse language.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley