slang

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

1756, origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

slang (countable and uncountable, plural slangs)

  1. Language outside of conventional usage.
  2. Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.
  3. The specialized language of a social group, sometimes used to make what is said unintelligible to those not members of the group; cant.
    • 1871–72, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Chapter 11
      "Oh, there are so many superior teas and sugars now. Superior is getting to be shopkeepers' slang."
      "Are you beginning to dislike slang, then?" said Rosamond, with mild gravity.
      "Only the wrong sort. All choice of words is slang. It marks a class."
      "There is correct English: that is not slang."
      "I beg your pardon: correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays. And the strongest slang of all is the slang of poets."
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slang (third-person singular simple present slangs, present participle slanging, simple past and past participle slanged)

  1. (transitive, dated) To vocally abuse, or shout at.
    • 1888, Also, he had to keep his temper when he was slanged in the theatre porch by a policeman — Rudyard Kipling, ‘Miss Youghal's Sais’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2007, p. 26)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

slang

  1. (archaic) simple past tense of sling
    • 1836, Edward Bagnall, Saul and David
      Before he slang the all-deciding stone []

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Noun[edit]

slang (plural slangs)

  1. (UK, dialect) Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)

Etymology 4[edit]

Compare sling.

Noun[edit]

slang (plural slangs)

  1. (UK, obsolete) A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch slang (snake, serpent), from Middle Dutch slange (snake, serpent), from Old Dutch slango (snake, serpent), from Proto-Germanic *slangô (snake, serpent).

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Noun[edit]

slang (plural slange)

  1. snake; serpent
    • 1983, E. P. Groenewald et al. (translators), Bybel, Genesis 3:2:
      Die vrou het die slang geantwoord: “Ons mag eet van die vrugte van die bome in die tuin.
      The woman answered the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden.

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Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

slang m

  1. slang

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English slang.

Noun[edit]

slang c (singular definite slangen or slanget, not used in plural form)

  1. Language outside of conventional usage, slang.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch slange, from Old Dutch slango, from Proto-Germanic *slangô (snake, serpent).

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slang f (plural slangen, diminutive slangetje n)

  1. snake
  2. hose (flexible tube)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English slang.

Noun[edit]

slang n (plural slangs, diminutive slangetje n)

  1. language specific to one social group, slang

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English slang

Noun[edit]

slang m (plural slangs)

  1. English slang
    Twain fut un des premiers auteurs provenant des terres intérieures des États-Unis qui a su capturer la distinction, le slang comique et l'iconoclasme de sa nation.

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Limburgish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch.

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slang f

  1. hose (flexible tube)

Etymology 2[edit]

From English.

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slang f

  1. slang

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English slang

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slang n (plural slanguri)

  1. slang

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Swedish[edit]

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slang c

  1. hose, tube, flexible pipe
  2. (uncountable) slang (language)

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Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

slang

  1. (colloquial, informal) A thick foreign accent in English.
    Ayos ka mag-Ingles a, parang Kano, slang na slang!
    That´s some English diction you have, like an American, with their accent!