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slang

slang - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slang

Definition
(noun) informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
Example Sentence
  • their speech was full of slang expressions

Definition
(noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Synonyms : argot , cant , jargon , lingo , patois , vernacular
Example Sentence
  • they don't speak our lingo

Definition
(verb) use slang or vulgar language
Definition
(verb) fool or hoax
Example Sentence
  • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
  • You can't fool me!

Definition
(verb) abuse with coarse language

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