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Synonyms for slang

colloquialisms

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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

References in classic literature ?
"Aha, Miss Rosy, you don't know Homer from slang. I shall invent a new game; I shall write bits of slang and poetry on slips, and give them to you to separate."
"There, my hearties (you like sea slang, so I'll give you a bit) now, I want you to promise not to read any more stuff for a month, and I'll agree to supply you with wholesome fare."
"He means all right, but he's picked up so much slang here that he's about forgotten how to talk English, and it's nigh on to four years since he's met a young lady."
"It's slang. It means whiskey an' beer - anything that will make you drunk."
We will rough it, Grace (to use the slang phrase), merely for a change.
Although it's almost always shortened to barnet, this is one of the staples of cockney rhyming slang, and is one of the most widely used in modern slang.
In other words (excuse the pun), new slang that may leave anyone above the age of 35 feeling completely ancient or speechless.
But like other slang languages, it may just come and go.
Just remember that slang is an integral part of the language; in fact, slang just might be the most difficult part of any language to master; slang is ever-changing, you often won't find it in the dictionary, so you need to interact with someone representing a particular linguistic community to learn it.
br(Honestly if am to get married then it has to be with a man of my age and not a Serengeti boy (Tanzanian slang same as Kenyan slang 'Ben 10')!
With (http://www.ibtimes.com/see-meghan-markles-engagement-ring-fiance-prince-harry-photos-2620050) Meghan Markle engaged to British royalty, Prince Harry, and spending all of her time in London, it's safe to say that she's been picking up a lot of the lingo used there, but this isn't the first time she's taken a stab at learning the slang.
GORDON Ramsay must have been shocked to learn his name has become street slang for a knife.
Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang is a lively survey of the English language that narrows its focus to slang, covering how such language often begins as a form of defiance and evolves into its own culture when it is adopted by mainstream English speakers as part of daily language.
Although women, especially working-class women, had been using slang in their day-to-day lives for a long time, a new ideal of postwar womanhood represented in middle-class women's magazines brought this language into the public sphere and gave it respectability.