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Definition of Slang

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

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

My mother wouldn't allow me to speak slang when I was growing up. But when I got outside, around my friends, it was 'Yo' and 'That's the joint' and 'Yo, what's up?' So I had my game for my friends and my game for my mom.
Queen Latifah

'Chamalkay' is an old Guyanese slang word. It means a 'young mischievous girl.' It's not derogatory, but it isn't over complimentary, either. It was probably a word I just Googled one day, and the song kind of played into the feel of that.
Dev Hynes

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

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