Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect.
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Language outside of conventional usage.
Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.
The specialized language of a social group, sometimes used to make what is said unintelligible to those not members of the group; cant.
- “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.”
* (jargon) vernacular, jargon, lingo, dialect, cant
(en verb )
(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 — Rudyard Kipling, ‘Miss Youghal’s ”Sais”’, ”Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2007, p. 26)
* 1836 , Edward Bagnall, Saul and David
- Before he slang the all-deciding stone
(en noun )
(UK, dialect) Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.
(en noun )
(UK, obsolete) A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.