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Definition 1: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where slang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they don't speak our lingo

Synonyms for slang in the sense of this definition

(slang is a kind of ...) speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

(... is a kind of slang ) slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)

"`smack' is a street name for heroin"

(... is a kind of slang ) slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component

"Cockney rhyming slang"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia

(slang is the usage domain for ...) electric current

"when the wiring was finished they turned on the juice"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)

"she made a bundle selling real estate" "they sank megabucks into their new house"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a kilogram of a narcotic drug

"they were carrying two keys of heroin"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk

"someone had to drive me home last night because I had a skinful"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) energetic vitality

"her creative juices were flowing"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit

"all the suits care about is the bottom line"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend

"she was his main squeeze"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a flighty scatterbrained simpleton

"she's a total airhead" "every airhead on a big salary rushed out to buy one"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (old-fashioned slang) a bad person

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (old-fashioned slang) a good person

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) boss

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) boss

(slang is the usage domain for ...) someone who is excellent at something

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise

(slang is the usage domain for ...) offensive term for a person of German descent

(slang is the usage domain for ...) obscene terms for diarrhea

(slang is the usage domain for ...) extreme nervousness

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (spoken slang) unfashionable and boring

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance

(slang is the usage domain for ...) very unpleasant or offensive

"a grotty little play"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) remarkable

"that was some party" "she is some skier"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) excellent

"famous for a mean backhand"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) obstreperous

(slang is the usage domain for ...) well below average height

(slang is the usage domain for ...) violent and sudden and noisy

"a slam-bang collision"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) completely; used as intensifiers

"clean forgot the appointment" "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) strange and somewhat frightening

"the whole experience was really freaky"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done

"a can-do kind of person" "the city's indomitable optimism and can-do spirit"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) an unpleasant difficulty

"this problem is a real bitch"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) occur

"what gives?"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) be killed or die

(slang is the usage domain for ...) pass one's hands over the sexual organs of

"He felt the girl in the movie theater"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) dance in a professional capacity

(slang is the usage domain for ...) throw away

"Chuck these old notes"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) play truant from work or school

"The boy often plays hooky"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

(slang is the usage domain for ...) very drunk

(slang is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"she was drop-dead gorgeous"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a portion removed from the whole

"the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) street name for a packet of illegal drugs

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a gangster's pistol

(slang is the usage domain for ...) slang term for knockout drops

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) a prison

"he's in the nick"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) merchandise that is shoddy or inferior

(slang is the usage domain for ...) an absolute certainty

"it's a dead cert"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) staying power

"that old Broadway play really has legs"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) slang for a mustache

(slang is the usage domain for ...) informal British term for a cafe

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a very thorough search of a person or a place

"a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) drill on a barracks square

(slang is the usage domain for ...) British slang for a swindle

(slang is the usage domain for ...) the act of stealing

(slang is the usage domain for ...) extortion of money (as by blackmail)

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people

(slang is the usage domain for ...) slang for sexual intercourse

(slang is the usage domain for ...) slang for fellatio

(slang is the usage domain for ...) slang for masturbation

(slang is the usage domain for ...) British slang for a look

(slang is the usage domain for ...) vulgar slang for anus

(slang is the usage domain for ...) slang for a paunch

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a neighborhood

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive names for a White man

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for Native Americans

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a neighborhood

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a large satisfying meal

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road

(slang is the usage domain for ...) an unpleasant smell

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person

"that story was a corker"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) senseless talk

"don't give me that stuff"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) pretentious or silly talk or writing

(slang is the usage domain for ...) nonsensical talk or writing

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a pornographic movie

(slang is the usage domain for ...) a claim of rights

"I have dibs on that last slice of pizza"

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion

(slang is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent

Definition 2: informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where slang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their speech was full of slang expressions

Synonyms for slang in the sense of this definition

(slang is a kind of ...) speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

Definition 3: abuse with coarse language - [verb of communication]

(slang is a kind of ...) use foul or abusive language towards

"The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket" "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"

Definition 4: fool or hoax - [verb of communication]

Samples where slang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for slang in the sense of this definition

(slang is a kind of ...) cause someone to believe an untruth

"The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

(... is a kind of slang ) tell false information to for fun

"Are you pulling my leg?"

Definition 5: use slang or vulgar language - [verb of communication]

(slang is a kind of ...) use language

"the baby talks already" "the prisoner won't speak" "they speak a strange dialect"

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