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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.
References in classic literature ?
I shall invent a new game; I shall write bits of slang and poetry on slips, and give them to you to separate.
I once made a rule that I would have no slang in the house.
There, my hearties (you like sea slang, so I'll give you a bit) now, I want you to promise not to read any more stuff for a month, and I'll agree to supply you with wholesome fare.
We will rough it, Grace (to use the slang phrase), merely for a change.
Nadine Morano, junior minister for the family and social unity, said she wanted a young Muslim to "love France when he lives here, to find a job, not speak slang and not wear his cap back to front.
RUSSIAN gangsters use a secret street slang to run crime empires undetected inside British jails, The People can reveal.
I thoroughly enjoyed Simona Fuma Weinglass' analysis of gender in Israeli slang ("A Lesson in Sexy and Sexist Hebrew Slang," July/August 2009).
Because they are just some of the slang terms that could be in the next edition of the Collins English Dictionary.
If you're scratching your head in confusion you need new book The A to Z of Irish Crime, A Guide To Criminal Slang.
Soldier slang of World War II as colorful and could range from insults to witty sayings: any collection strong in World War II history thus needs FUBAR: SOLDIER SLANG OF WORLD WAR II, a dictionary defining World War II slang from all armed forces sides.
If you have a spare thirty quid to hand, I suggest you go out right now and buy Cassell's Dictionary of Slang.
When I was at school, anyone who in an essay or composition of any sort referred to children as "kids" or described a public house as a "pub" would have a red line struck through the word and be told to write in proper English instead of using slang expressions.