Definition of 'slang'
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The last thing he wants is another public slanging match. The Sun (2006)People addressed each other using their first names and used slang. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was a slanging match with his wife and his manager. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Art history is spiced with constant slanging matches. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most slang terms for other nations result from bafflement and disdain over different culinary habits. Times, Sunday Times (2007)With the friendly slang to match. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The chief use of slang is to show you're one of the gang. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Here Green makes a helpful distinction between slang used by a group and slang used about it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He did not use slang much, unlike the others. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006)Also, some slang terms mean different things in different places. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)They have language peppered with slang that has a lot to do with the 20th century. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some say slang undermines language, lowers educational standards and damages the career prospects of young people. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If people of supposed intellect are using lazy slang language, what hope have we got? The Sun (2013)All groups have their own slang, a language that shows the speaker is part of the tribe. Times, Sunday Times (2011)FOR about as long as there has been money there have been slang terms for our notes and coins. The Sun (2009)Now I fully understand why merchant banker is used as rhyming slang! The Sun (2009)No, not the slang insult - actual underpants. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These are typical of the made-up and slang terms :? Times, Sunday Times (2011)After the public slanging match on Wednesday both sides withdrew to a tense stand-off yesterday to plot their next moves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Which is why, minutes into the cordial opening scene of this play, it is clear proceedings will end in a slanging match. The Sun (2008)I chuck in slang, which people have to Google. The Sun (2014)
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Used Occasionally. slang is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'slang'
British English: slang /slæŋ/ NOUN
Slang is words, expressions, and meanings that are informal and are used by people who know each other very well or who have the same interests.
- American English: slang
- Arabic: عَامِّيَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: gíria
- Chinese: 俚语
- Croatian: sleng
- Czech: slang
- Danish: slang
- Dutch: slang
- European Spanish: jerga
- Finnish: slangi
- French: argot
- German: Slang
- Greek: αργκό
- Italian: gergo
- Japanese: 俗語
- Korean: 속어
- Norwegian: slang
- Polish: slang
- European Portuguese: calão
- Romanian: jargon
- Russian: сленг
- Spanish: jerga
- Swedish: slang
- Thai: ภาษาสแลง
- Turkish: argo
- Ukrainian: сленг
- Vietnamese: tiếng lóng
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