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English noun: slang

1. slang (communication) informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar


SamplesTheir speech was full of slang expressions.


Synonymsslang expression, slang term


Broader (hypernym)non-standard speech

2. slang (communication) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)


SamplesThey don't speak our lingo.


Synonymsargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, vernacular


Broader (hypernym)non-standard speech


Narrower (hyponym)rhyming slang, street name


Domain usage members'hood, airhead, applesauce, arse, arsehole, ass, asshole, babe, baby, bad egg, baloney, bay window, besotted, big bucks, big money, bilgewater, bitch, bite, blind drunk, blotto, blowjob, Boche, boffin, boloney, bolshy, bosh, bun-fight, bundle, bunfight, bunghole, bunk off, burnup, butch, butch, buy it, caff, can-do, cert, Chinaman, chink, chuck, clean, cock sucking, cockeyed, codswallop, corker, corporation, crocked, dago, deck, dekko, dibs, dike, ditch, dreck, drool, drop-dead, dyke, feel, folderol, freaky, fuck, fucking, fuddled, gat, ginzo, give, good egg, gook, greaseball, grotty, Guinea, guvnor, hand job, heebie-jeebies, heist, honkey, honkie, honky, hood, hooey, hoof, humbug, Hun, hymie, Injun, jacking off, Jap, jerking off, Jerry, jitters, juice, juice, key, kike, Kraut, Krauthead, legs, loaded, mean, megabucks, Mickey Finn, nick, niff, Nip, nookie, nooky, nosh-up, old man, out-and-outer, paleface, pie-eyed, piece of ass, piece of tail, pile, pint-size, pint-sized, pip out, pissed, pixilated, plastered, play hooky, plum, plumb, pong, poor white trash, poppycock, pot, potbelly, power trip, red man, Redskin, rip-off, rod, roll in the hay, rubbish, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, schlock, schlockmeister, screaming meemies, screw, screwing, shag, shakedown, shakedown, sheeny, shlock, shlockmeister, shtup, sister, skin flick, skinful, slam-bang, slant-eye, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, some, soup-strainer, soused, sozzled, spic, spick, spik, square, square-bashing, squeeze, squiffy, stiff, straight, stroppy, stuff, stuff and nonsense, suit, swiz, taradiddle, tarradiddle, the shits, the trots, tight, tommyrot, toothbrush, tosh, trash, tripe, tripper, trumpery, tummy, twaddle, uncool, wank, wet, white trash, whitey, wish-wash, wog, wop, yid


English verb: slang

1. slang (communication) use slang or vulgar language


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)speak, talk

2. slang (communication) fool or hoax


SamplesThe immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone.
You can't fool me!.


Synonymsbefool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray


Narrower (hyponym)kid, pull the leg of

3. slang (communication) abuse with coarse language


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abuse, blackguard, clapperclaw, shout









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