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slangnoun [U]

uk   us   /slæŋ/

slangverb [T]

uk   us   /slæŋ/ UK
to ​attack with ​angry, ​uncontrolledlanguage: The ​playersstarted slanging each other in the ​middle of the ​game.
(Definition of slang from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slangnoun [U]

 us   /slæŋ/
English very ​informallanguage that is used esp. in ​speech by ​particulargroups of ​people and which sometimes ​includes words that are not ​polite: computer/​teenage slang
slangy
adjective  us   /ˈslæŋ·i/
a slangy ​style of writing
(Definition of slang from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slang”
in Korean 속어, 은어…
in Arabic لُغة عاميّة, دارِجة…
in Malaysian slanga…
in French argot…
in Russian сленг, жаргон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 俚語…
in Italian slang, gergo…
in Turkish argo…
in Polish gwara, slang…
in Spanish argot, jerga…
in Vietnamese tiếng lóng…
in Portuguese gíria…
in Thai ถ้อยคำที่เป็นภาษาพูดและใช้ในกลุ่มคนบางกลุ่ม…
in German die Umgangssprache…
in Catalan argot…
in Japanese スラング, 俗語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 俚语…
in Indonesian istilah khusus…
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