Search Result for "slang":
1. informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar;
- Example: "their speech was full of slang expressions"
[syn: slang, slang expression, slang term]
2. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);
- Example: "they don't speak our lingo"
[syn: slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular]
1. use slang or vulgar language;
2. fool or hoax;
- Example: "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"
- Example: "You can't fool me!"
[syn: gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across]
3. abuse with coarse language;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slang \Slang\, imp. of Sling. Slung. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slang \Slang\, n. Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory. [Local, Eng.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slang \Slang\, n. [Cf. Sling.] A fetter worn on the leg by a convict. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slang \Slang\, n. [Said to be of Gypsy origin; but probably from Scand., and akin to E. sling; cf. Norw. sleng a slinging, an invention, device, slengja to sling, to cast, slengja kjeften (literally, to sling the jaw) to use abusive language, to use slang, slenjeord (ord = word) an insulting word, a new word that has no just reason for being.] Low, vulgar, unauthorized language; a popular but unauthorized word, phrase, or mode of expression; also, the jargon of some particular calling or class in society; low popular cant; as, the slang of the theater, of college, of sailors, etc. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slang \Slang\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slanged; p. pr. & vb. n. Slanging.] To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Every gentleman abused by a cabman or slanged by a bargee was bound there and then to take off his coat and challenge him to fisticuffs. --London Spectator. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sling \Sling\, v. t. [imp. Slung, Archaic Slang; p. p. Slung; p. pr. & vb. n. Slinging.] [AS. slingan; akin to D. slingeren, G. schlingen, to wind, to twist, to creep, OHG. slingan to wind, to twist, to move to and fro, Icel. slyngva, sl["o]ngva, to sling, Sw. slunga, Dan. slynge, Lith. slinkti to creep.] 1. To throw with a sling. "Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth, and not miss." --Judg. xx. 16. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw; to hurl; to cast. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
SLANG 1. R.A. Sibley. CACM 4(1):75-84 (Jan 1961). 2. Set LANGuage. Jastrzebowski, ca 1990. C extension with set-theoretic data types and garbage collection. "The SLANG Programming Language Reference Manual, Version 3.3", W. Jastrzebowski
, 1990. 3. Structured LANGuage. Michael Kessler, IBM. A language based on structured programming macros for IBM 370 assembly language. "Project RMAG: SLANG (Structured Language) Compiler", R.A. Magnuson, NIH-DCRT-DMB-SSS-UG105, NIH, DHEW, Bethesda, MD 20205 (1980). 4. "SLANG: A Problem Solving Language for Continuous-Model Simulation and Optimisation", J.M. Thames, Proc 24th ACM Natl Conf 1969.The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
SLANG, n. The grunt of the human hog (_Pignoramus intolerabilis_) with an audible memory. The speech of one who utters with his tongue what he thinks with his ear, and feels the pride of a creator in accomplishing the feat of a parrot. A means (under Providence) of setting up as a wit without a capital of sense.Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
68 Moby Thesaurus words for "slang": Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, argot, babble, barbarism, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, bounce, brag, bully, cant, cipher, code, colloquialism, common speech, corruption, cryptogram, double Dutch, garble, gasconade, gibberish, gift of tongues, glossolalia, gobbledygook, hector, illiterate speech, impropriety, intimidate, jargon, jargonal, jargonish, jumble, lingo, localism, mumbo jumbo, noise, out-herod Herod, patois, patter, phraseology, rage, rant, rave, roister, rollick, scatological, scatology, scramble, secret language, slangy, splutter, sputter, storm, substandard language, swagger, swashbuckle, taboo, taboo language, taboo word, vapor, vernacular, vocabulary, vulgar language, vulgar tongue, vulgarism, vulgate