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Synonyms for slang
slæŋ

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Wiktionary

  1. slangnoun

    Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.

    Synonyms:
    dialect, vernacular, lingo, jargon, cant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slang

    A colloquialism is an expression not coarse or low, and perhaps not incorrect, but below the literary grade; educated persons are apt to allow themselves some colloquialisms in familiar conversation, which they would avoid in writing or public speaking. Slang, in the primary sense, denotes expressions that are either coarse and rude in themselves or chiefly current among the coarser and ruder part of the community; there are also many expressions current in special senses in certain communities that may be characterized as slang; as, college slang; club slang; racing slang. In the evolution of language many words originally slang are adopted by good writers and speakers, and ultimately take their place as accepted English. A vulgarism is an expression decidedly incorrect, and the use of which is a mark of ignorance or low breeding. Cant, as used in this connection, denotes the barbarous jargon used as a secret language by thieves, tramps, etc. Compare DICTION; LANGUAGE.

    Synonyms:
    cant, colloquialism, vulgarism, vulgarity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slang, slang expression, slang termnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    cant, slang term, patois, slang expression, vernacular, argot, lingo, jargon

  2. slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularverb

    a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

    "they don't speak our lingo"

    Synonyms:
    cant, slang term, bevel, patois, slang expression, vernacular, argot, pious platitude, lingo, camber, buzzword, jargon, chamfer, bank, jargoon

  3. slangverb

    use slang or vulgar language

    Synonyms:
    befool, fool, put one across, gull, take in, dupe, put one over, cod, put on

  4. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one acrossverb

    fool or hoax

    "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"

    Synonyms:
    earn, draw, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, catch, imbibe, make, pull in, don, put on, tantalise, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, view, rally, tease, assume, see, fool around, horse around, gain, fool away, fritter, ingest, realise, apply, ride, turn in, get into, sop up, watch, receive, fritter away, arse around, clear, razz, frivol away, gull, take up, soak up, tantalize, cod, dissipate, fool, shoot, bring in, overhear, rag, mount, taunt, wear, dupe, realize, consume, absorb, collect, bait, twit, suck in

  5. slangverb

    abuse with coarse language

    Synonyms:
    befool, fool, put one across, gull, take in, dupe, put one over, cod, put on

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slangnoun

    Synonyms:
    cant, low language, colloquial expression, inelegant expression

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "slang":

    jargon

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How to use slang in a sentence?

  1. G. K. Chesterton:

    All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

  2. Carl Sandburg:

    Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.

  3. Ernest Wooden:

    It's easy to imagine that much of what the Chinese know about living in the United States, the slang, the hip hop the technology, comes from the movies, and L.A. has that pedigree.

  4. Lisa Bloom:

    It either means get a belt to assault someone with, or it’s slang for a gun. Either way, The Strap’s The Strap, especially considering he has 18 million Instagram followers, he wants to put The Strap on hats ? Are you kidding me ?

  5. Tom Waits:

    I’ve always been a word guy, I like weird words and I like American slang and all that and words that are no longer being used… I like to drag them out of the box and wave them around… this is an interesting one, it’s amazing how in addition to punctuation just a little pause in the wrong place can just completely transform the meaning of something.

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