slangnoun [ U ]uk /slæŋ/ us /slæŋ/
a slang expression
"Chicken" is slang for someone who isn't very brave.
- There are so many slang words for 'drunk'.
- He uses a lot of slang terms that I simply don't understand.
SlangSlang is vocabulary that is used between people who belong to the same social group and who know each other well. Slang is very informal language. It can offend people if it is used about other people or outside a group of people who know each other well. We usually use slang in speaking rather than writing. Slang normally refers to particular words and meanings but can include longer expressions and idioms. …