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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.
The Egyptians, the men of slang, and all the fraternity of law clerks, gathered howling round the priest.
She said you were prudent, and sweet-tempered, and affectionate; to which I wish to add that you have just the face and figure that I like, and the modest manners and the blessed absence of all slang in your talk, which I don't find in the young women I meet with in the present day.