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Definition of 'slang'


  1. 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: slang expression slang term
  2. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
       Synonyms: cant jargon lingo argot patois vernacular


  1. use slang or vulgar language
  2. fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
       Synonyms: gull dupe befool cod fool put on take in put one over put one across
  3. abuse with coarse language

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