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synonyms for slang

  • argot
  • jargon
  • lingo
  • patois
  • vernacular
  • cant
  • colloquialism
  • neologism
  • patter
  • pidgin
  • vulgarism
  • vulgarity
  • informal speech
  • shoptalk
  • slanguage street talk
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antonyms for slang

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How to use slang in a sentence

In the early days, there was a strong Jewish influence, and much of the underworld’s slang is borrowed from Yiddish.
THE MOBSTER WHO BROUGHT ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN TOGETHER … IN DEATHFIONA ZUBLINOCTOBER 9, 2020OZY
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.
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Both fintech startups are unicorns—industry slang for private companies valued at $1 billion or more.
SHE WAS ONE OF THE WORLD’S FEW FEMALE BANK CEOS. NOW SHE’S FOUNDING A FINTECH VENTURE GROUPCLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
We build our slang, our jokes, our medicine, even our obscenity around the belief that sex and social behavior go together.
GENDER IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT - ISSUE 88: LOVE & SEXCHARLES KINGAUGUST 5, 2020NAUTILUS
Feel free to use slang with your friends and family, but probably avoid it when you’re communicating with coworkers.
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She has real pretty manners when she is with them, and really tries not to talk slang.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
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.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
A well-bred person will take care not to use slang words and expressions.
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Notwithstanding the fact that we owe some of our strongest idioms to slang, the free use of slang always vulgarizes.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
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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WORDS RELATED TO SLANG

  • cant
  • dialect
  • idiom
  • lingo
  • parlance
  • patois
  • slang
  • terminology
  • vernacular
  • vocabulary
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.