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SLANG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slang mean? 

SLANG (noun)
  The noun SLANG has 2 senses:

1. informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
2. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

  Familiarity information: SLANG used as a noun is rare.


SLANG (verb)
  The verb SLANG has 3 senses:

1. use slang or vulgar language
2. fool or hoax
3. abuse with coarse language

  Familiarity information: SLANG used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLANG (noun)


Sense 1slang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

slang term; slang expression; slang

Context example:

their speech was full of slang expressions

Hypernyms ("slang" is a kind of...):

non-standard speech (speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community)


Sense 2slang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

argot; jargon; lingo; patois; vernacular; slang; cant

Context example:

they don't speak our lingo

Hypernyms ("slang" is a kind of...):

non-standard speech (speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community)

Domain member usage:

drop-dead (extremely)

buy it; pip out (be killed or die)

give (occur)

bumf; bumph (toilet paper (often used for printed matter that might as well be used as toilet paper))

bitch (an unpleasant difficulty)

heebie-jeebies; jitters; screaming meemies (extreme nervousness)

the shits; the trots (obscene terms for diarrhea)

juice (energetic vitality)

skinful (a quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk)

key (a kilogram of a narcotic drug)

big bucks; big money; bundle; megabucks; pile (a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit))

juice (electric current)

wog ((offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia)

tripper ((slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations)

squeeze ((slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend)

feel (pass one's hands over the sexual organs of)

hoof (dance in a professional capacity)

clean; plum; plumb (completely; used as intensifiers)

slam-bang (violent and sudden and noisy)

pint-size; pint-sized; runty; sawed-off; sawn-off (well below average height)

bolshy; stroppy (obstreperous)

mean (excellent)

built; stacked; well-stacked (well or attractively formed with respect to physique)

some (remarkable)

grotty (very unpleasant or offensive)

uncool ((spoken slang) unfashionable and boring)

freaky (strange and somewhat frightening)

can-do (marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done)

besotted; blind drunk; blotto; cockeyed; crocked; fuddled; loaded; pie-eyed; pissed; pixilated; plastered; potty; slopped; sloshed; smashed; soaked; soused; sozzled; squiffy; stiff; tiddley; tiddly; tight; tipsy; wet (very drunk)

square; straight (rigidly conventional or old-fashioned)

bunk off; play hooky (play truant from work or school)

chuck; ditch (throw away)

schlockmeister; shlockmeister ((slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise)

out-and-outer (someone who is excellent at something)

old man ((slang) boss)

bay window; corporation; pot; potbelly; tummy (slang for a paunch)

soup-strainer; toothbrush (slang for a mustache)

legs (staying power)

cert (an absolute certainty)

dreck; schlock; shlock (merchandise that is shoddy or inferior)

nick ((British slang) a prison)

Mickey Finn (slang term for knockout drops)

gat; rod (a gangster's pistol)

deck (street name for a packet of illegal drugs)

caff (informal British term for a cafe)

shakedown (a very thorough search of a person or a place)

square-bashing (drill on a barracks square)

shakedown (extortion of money (as by blackmail))

heist; rip-off (the act of stealing)

bite (a portion removed from the whole)

niff; pong (an unpleasant smell)

corker ((dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person)

guvnor ((British slang) boss)

good egg ((old-fashioned slang) a good person)

boffin ((British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research)

bad egg ((old-fashioned slang) a bad person)

baby; sister ((slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women)

airhead (a flighty scatterbrained simpleton)

Jap; Nip ((offensive slang) a person of Japanese descent)

'hood ((slang) a neighborhood)

nosh-up (a large satisfying meal)

hooey; poppycock; stuff; stuff and nonsense (senseless talk)

baloney; bilgewater; boloney; bosh; drool; humbug; taradiddle; tarradiddle; tommyrot; tosh; twaddle (pretentious or silly talk or writing)

applesauce; codswallop; folderol; rubbish; trash; tripe; trumpery; wish-wash (nonsensical talk or writing)

skin flick (a pornographic movie)

bun-fight; bunfight ((Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion)

burnup (a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slang"):

street name (slang for something (especially for an illegal drug))

rhyming slang (slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component)

Domain member usage:

bennie (a form of amphetamine)

cat (a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work)

stiff (the dead body of a human being)


SLANG (verb)


Sense 1slang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use slang or vulgar language

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "slang" is one way to...):

speak; talk (use language)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2slang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fool or hoax

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

cod; dupe; put one over; put one across; take in; slang; gull; befool; fool; put on

Context examples:

The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone / You can't fool me!

Hypernyms (to "slang" is one way to...):

betray; deceive; lead astray (cause someone to believe an untruth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slang"):

kid; pull the leg of (tell false information to for fun)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3slang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abuse with coarse language

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "slang" is one way to...):

abuse; blackguard; clapperclaw; shout (use foul or abusive language towards)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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