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slang

Sociology A specialized lexicon of words that are exclusive or replace other words in function, and tend to have a short life cycle. Cf Dialect, Jargon.
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Cop' is dened by the Oxford Dictionary as a slang term - it has been such for a great number of years and has certainly not evolved to a new acceptable status today.
MICHIGAN - A Syrian couple opening a Detroit area restaurant called "The Bomb" said they want to invoke the slang term for "awesome" rather than terrorism.
The man does not know the dimensions of the word as I would not be able to know the dimensions of slang terms in his language if I visited his country.
Their name is taken from the Irish slang term for anyone with that "1980's mop haired Gothic look".
The title mystified me until I worked out that 'bunheads' is a slang term for female dancers.
To use a slang term, the book aims at giving readers 'the big picture'.
A buzz bomb was a slang term for which Second World War weapon?
The entry for "jidan" in the official Romanian dictionary will be edited to reflect the pejorative nature of the word, a slang term for "Jew.
A "screenager" is a slang term used to describe teenagers who spend lots of time in front of digital screens (iPods, iPads, computers, other digital devices) (Webpodedia, 2011).
45 Leopardstown Tramp Stamp is a slang term used, sometimes none too flatteringly, to describe a person's tattoo on their lower back.
I don't believe that a quality periodical such as America in WWII deserves the blemish of having the slang term "Jerk" appear on its cover [the reference is to the blurb "Patton: Genius or Jerk?
Orthorexia nervosa: This is not necessarily anorexia, but people with this disorder are obsessed with what they eat, a slang term being "health food junkies".