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Synonyms for slang



Synonyms for slang

informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions

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

use slang or vulgar language

Related Words

abuse with coarse language

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Simile is also employed in African American slang where it is normally used to strengthen or emphasize a given quality.
Muldoon mimics American slang and mixes it with literary allusions in a hash of colorful, unquotable pastiche, full of verbal echoes, a series of non sequiturs without beginning, middle, or end.
This week I have suffered tension headaches and sleepless nights, and on Wednesday I rang work and booked a duvet day - even though the American slang for an impromptu day off was completely off the mark.
A birdie, one under par, appears to have originated from American slang, a 'bird' meaning anything excellent or wonderful.
American slang and that country's idiomatic use of English have been creeping across the Pond for years, particularly since the talking pictures arrived, and accelerated when authors such as Raymond Chandler were published here.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term "couch potato" started life as American slang.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term started life as American slang.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term 'couch potato' started life as American slang.
Pirate Dictionary is a unique and impressively informative linquistic studyl which is recommended for Language Studies reference collections, as well as simple browsing by the non-specialist general reader with an interest in the evoluation of popular English and American slang.
VAMOOSE is defined in the English dictionary as an American slang expression to dash away, and that is exactly what the David Mullins-trained and bred February 03 youngster did on Friday night in the 400 metres pounds 6,000 Coral Puppy Cup at Romford.
In fact, the African-American community - and, in particular, hip-hop music - has been the driving force in American slang for most of the last century, Sheidlower said.
Avoid American slang, business and military jargon, acronym-speak, and extremely colloquial expressions.
However, if you still have room in your in-box, Grant Barrett, the project editor for the Historical Dictionary of American Slang, has started a new site for the words he comes across in his off-hours, "Double-Tongued Word Wrester," at doubletongued.
My son is fluent in Spanish, English, Spanglish, African American slang, cybertalk--and he doesn't even reflect on it.
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