slang Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “slang” - English Dictionary

"slang" in American English

See all translations

slangnoun [U]

 us   /slæŋ/
English very informal language that is used esp. in speech by particular groups 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)







(Definition of slang from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
What is the pronunciation of slang?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More