Complete Definition of "slang"

English
wikipedia

Pronunciation
AHD|slÄng, IPA|/slæÅ/, SAMPA|/sl{N/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æÅ|-æÅ

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. Language that is outside of conventional usage.
  2. Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.
  3. The specialized language of a social group, sometimes used to make what is said unintelligible to those not members of the group; cant.

Synonyms
(jargon): vernacular, jargon, lingo, dialect

Quotations
Meaning 3:

1872: George Eliot, Middlemarch
:"Oh, there are so many superior teas and sugars now. Superior is getting to be shopkeepers' slang."
:"Are you beginning to dislike slang, then?" said Rosamond, with mild gravity.
:"Only the wrong sort. All choice of words is slang. It marks a class."
:"There is correct English: that is not slang."
:"I beg your pardon: correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays. And the strongest slang of all is the slang of poets."

Translations

Chinese: ä¿è¯­ (lÄ­yÅ­)
Croatian: t-|hr|sleng|m, t-|hr|žargon|m, t-|hr|argo|m
Czech: t-|cs|slang|m
Dutch: Bargoens n, dialect n
Finnish: t+|fi|slangi
French: t+|fr|argot|m
German: t-|de|Slang|m
Italian: t+|it|gergo|m
Hebrew: ס×× ×| סְ×Ö¶× Ö°× m
Hungarian: argó, szleng
mid
Japanese: ä¿èª (ããã, zokugo)
Korean: ìì´ [ä¿èª] (sok-eo)
Polish: t+|pl|slang|m
Portuguese: Giria
Romanian: t-|ro|slang|n
Russian: Ñленг
Scottish Gaelic: truaill-chainnte f
Spanish: t+|es|argot|m, t+|es|jerga|f
Swedish: #SwedishÇslang
Arabic: اÙÙغ٠اÙدارجÙ

Telugu: Shabdham
jargon
See jargon

cant
See cant

Verb
en-verb

  1. context|transitive|dated To vocally abuse, or shout at.

#*1888: Also, he had to keep his temper when he was slanged in the theatre porch by a policeman â Rudyard Kipling, âMiss Youghal's Saisâ, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2007, p. 26)

Category:Slang| slang


Dutch

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /slÉÅ/

Noun
slang f

  1. snake

See also
serpent n

Category:Dutch nouns
Category:nl:Reptiles


Romanian

Etymology
E.|ro slang

Pronunciation
IPA|/slang/

Noun
ro-noun|gendn|plslanguri

  1. #English|slang

Declension
ro-noun-n|plslanguri|defslangul

Synonyms
argou

Category:ro:Slang|


Swedish

Noun
sv-noun-reg-ar
sv-noun-unc-irreg-c|2=slangen
slang

  1. hose, tube
  2. #English|slang

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