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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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What B was the name of the earliest lunatic asylum in Europe and is also a slang word meaning chaos?
The Editor's Note on October 2 quotes the dictionary definition of the slang word "nerd" by way of a weak and unconvincing justification of it's use as a front page headline.
A Father Christmas school also told trainees not to use the traditional jolly greeting because it is also a slang word for prostitute.
with the aforementioned slang word written out in its full glory.
Introduced in 1992, Bourriquot, a Bordelaise slang word for a horse with its own mind, reflects the artisinal inspiration behind the wine grower's mission: with a mind of his own, Havens expects to take the risks that produce exciting wines.
The slang word 'dekko' is derived from which language?
In language, which slang word for prison is said to come from the name of a jail in Southwark?
On the official Twitter page for the show, Bert - who has long raised eyebrows over sharing a bed with roommate Ernie - referred to himself using a slang word for gay, reports the Telegraph.
Toke is a slang word for smoking cannabis and Mr Straw's son William was cautioned by police in 1997 after he was caught trying to sell cannabis to an undercover reporter.
The Simpsons are used to explain the US slang word "skinny", meaning information, with the line: "I'm here today to give you the skinny on shoplifting.
It is true that while the rhyming slang word 'brassic' is derived from 'boracic lint', the most accurate phonetic spelling of how the Cockneys choose to pronounce it is in fact 'brassic'.
Melbourne, June 7 (ANI): Bunning, the slang word for group sex, will remain known forever, as it has been added to the latest edition of the Macquarie Dictionary.