very informal usage in vocabulary and idiom that is characteristically more metaphorical, playful, elliptical, vivid, and ephemeral than ordinary language, as Hit the road.
(in English and some other languages) speech and writing characterized by the use of vulgar and socially taboo vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.
the jargon of a particular class, profession, etc.
the special vocabulary of thieves, vagabonds, etc.; argot.
verb (used without object)
to use slang or abusive language.
verb (used with object)
to assail with abusive language.
simple past tense of sling1 .
vocabulary, idiom, etc, that is not appropriate to the standard form of a language or to formal contexts, may be restricted as to social status or distribution, and is characteristically more metaphorical and transitory than standard language
(as modifier): a slang word
another word for jargon1
to abuse (someone) with vituperative language; insult
Expressions that do not belong to standard written English. For example, “flipping out” is slang for “losing one’s mind” or “losing one’s temper.” Slang expressions are usually inappropriate in formal speech or writing. (See jargon.)
- Slanging match
noun 1. (Brit) a dispute in which insults and accusations are made by each party against the other noun an extended exchange of verbal abuse Examples The slanging match continued to show no sign of calming down. Word Origin 1856 Usage Note UK, Canada
noun 1. slang; a vocabulary of slang. 2. language employing much slang. slam the door on slanguage slangy language
noun a linguist who specializes in slang Word Origin slang + (ling)uist
adjective, slangier, slangiest. 1. of, of the nature of, or containing slang: a slangy expression. 2. using much slang: slangy speech.