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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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Arabic's strong, deep consonants, as in the guttural word ahla (another slang word, almost interchangeable with sababa), feel "macho," says Rosenthal.
That derogatory slang word is often aimed at a member of the Bloods street gang, the report says.
It's the latest teenage slang word," Sal explained to Rita.
Miffo" is a playful and affectionate Swedish slang word for someone who is a little different or strange.
Mr Dromey wrote "pikey" - a slang word for travellers which can offend - with a tweeted snap he sent of the pair at a sorting office in his Erdington constituency, West Mids.
The Hansard reporters - who transcribe MPs' contributions and once referred to the Irish taoiseach as the "Irish tea shop"- were stumped by the Scots slang word and sent a note asking the MP to clarify what he's said.
According to a linguist in Leiden, Netherlands–which is the beginning of a sentence I never thought I'd write–all the hip Dutch-speaking kids have christened a slang word from the Dutch word for Jew.
Mr Goss said that on January 25 this year the three defendants had been drinking and had been told Mr Golding was a "nonce", a slang word for someone who interfered with children.
The slang word ``shag'' in its new form has entered our lexicon because it is cute and funny and dirty.
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.
au quoted a woman named Tanya Clarke, who submitted the successful entry 'amazeballs,' which is a slang word for giving approval to something.
The dictionary definition for a Romanian slang word is being challenged by the Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism, which argues that the definition fails to mention the pejorative, offensive nature of the word.