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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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Slang terms that refer to women usually relate to looks.
In earlier talks to similar groups, the former owner and publisher of the Stars and Stripes newspaper called the slang term grossly unacceptable and stated:
Joint: slang term for marijuana rolled into a cigarette
Another slang term born of the Yiddish influence is oberverschuttgai-an extremely disagreeable person, a schlock of the worst kind.
Known by the slang term, "fragrant meat," roasted dogs used to hang alongside roasted ducks and were found in stir-fries and stews.
That last part is the key: We see little sense in trying to be the first to include the latest slang term or buzzword only to watch the word die a year later and need to be removed to make way for the next one.
We have no objection to your use of the slang term "spam" but we must request that you use this term in all lower case letters rather than all capital letters.
No official Church document has ever used the common homosexual activist slang term "homophobia".
First, he said, the skull and the name, which Cates interpreted as an allusion to bubonic plague (it's actually a translation of an Icelandic slang term for distilled spirits), create the misimpression "that the product is inherently unsafe for human consumption at any level.
of Culver City, CA intends to make "brewski" more than just a slang term for beer.
Budgie Smugglers' - the slang term given to tight-fitting Speedo-style swimming trunks - are often the most ridiculous sights near swimming pools.