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Meaning of SLANG

Pronunciation:  slang

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
  2. [n]  informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar; "their speech was full of slang expressions"
  3. [v]  abuse with coarse language
  4. [v]  fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
  5. [v]  use slang or vulgar language

SLANG is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: argot, befool, cant, cod, dupe, fool, gull, jargon, lingo, patois, put on, put one across, put one over, take in, vernacular
 See Also: abuse, betray, blackguard, clapperclaw, deceive, kid, lead astray, non-standard speech, pull the leg of, rhyming slang, shout, speak, talk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Slang\,
    imp. of {Sling}. Slung. [Archaic]
  2. \Slang\, n.
    Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory. [Local, Eng.]
  3. \Slang\, n. [Cf. {Sling}.]
    A fetter worn on the leg by a convict. [Eng.]
  4. \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.
  5. \Slang\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slanged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar
    language. [Colloq.]
          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
Computing Dictionary

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 <[email protected]>, 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.