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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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Other stars come off better in the slang stakes - especially Cockney rhyming.
Although women, especially working-class women, had been using slang in their day-to-day lives for a long time, a new ideal of postwar womanhood represented in middle-class women's magazines brought this language into the public sphere and gave it respectability.
Sano" is slang for sanitary, meaning a very neat and clean installation.
Carl mentions the Brummagem slang in his book Proper Brummie: A Dictionary of Birmingham Words and Phrases.
But it can be found in various slang dictionaries, including Australian ones.
The 47-year-old Remulla called the suspension for students in slang.
EastEnders star Danny Dyer fears cockney rhyming slang is "dying out".
Players can now reap the benefits of modern lingo, with slang expressions such as bezzy (best friend) worth 18 points, lolz (laugh out loud lots) notchingup 16, hashtag 14 and twerking (provocative dance) 16.
A host of slang words used on social media, in texts and on the street are now available to fans of the traditional word game seeking to outplay their opponents.
Ruby Murray is well-used rhyming slang for curry with restaurants in London named simply "The Ruby".
The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 2nd Edition
The superstar was criticised on social media for the number of Moroccan street slang used in his song "Al Sata.