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Definition of Slang


  1. imp. of Sling. Slung.
  2. Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.
  3. A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.
  4. 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. To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language.
  6. of Sling

Slang Quotations

I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell.
J. B. Priestley

It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of today.
Henry David Thoreau

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

All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
Carl Sandburg
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Slang Translations

slang in French is argot
slang in German is saloppe Umgangssprache, Jargon
slang in Hungarian is szleng
slang in Spanish is jerga
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