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noun as in casual dialect


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In the early days, there was a strong Jewish influence, and much of the underworld’s slang is borrowed from Yiddish.

From Ozy

So he built his own list that includes thousands of proper names, then added to it more slang and contractions to expand it even further.

Both fintech startups are unicorns—industry slang for private companies valued at $1 billion or more.

From Fortune

We build our slang, our jokes, our medicine, even our obscenity around the belief that sex and social behavior go together.

Feel free to use slang with your friends and family, but probably avoid it when you’re communicating with coworkers.

Not even Radio Bemba (Cuban slang for the rumor mill) had picked up the signal.

It's a long trip, to be sure, illustrated here with the hypothetical slang "couch."

“I do all this stuff in the community and the haji mart over there,” he said, using the slang for Iraqis used by U.S. soldiers.

Jenna and Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) her best friend, speak almost exclusively in inside jokes and ever-evolving slang.

To be bad is to be afraid of equality: Behind all the sloganeering and slang, that is the truth of the age.

She has real pretty manners when she is with them, and really tries not to talk slang.

She did not powder too much, and she had the latest slang at her pink tongue's tip and was yet moderate in her use of it.

A well-bred person will take care not to use slang words and expressions.

Notwithstanding the fact that we owe some of our strongest idioms to slang, the free use of slang always vulgarizes.

His conversation was at all times interlarded with the slang terms appropriated to the science, to which he was so devoted.

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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slang, such as: argot, jargon, lingo, patois, vernacular, and cant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.