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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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If only the author had avoided the slangy, gimmicky, writing style that is meant to show you his loveable Cockney rock'n'roller personality.
It is variously lively, even slangy, with quick-moving prose which can sound like Jarrell for a moment, or even like S.
Tests revealed that it was important to utilize the hip, slangy and informal language of this particular age group.
In the long run, we don't believe flashy, slick, slangy, or "teen-oriented" communications will serve most IHEs well.
Hiring Davis, a radical modernist who spoke a slangy American dialect of Cubism, was a daring move on the part of Burgoyne Diller, the head of the WPA's Mural Division in New York.
Silverman may have eschewed "puff," but from the beginning Variety used a distinctive, slangy style.
With a breezy, slangy, playful voice that bespeaks her poetry slam background, Torrez packs a wallop in many of these poems.
And so today's stand-ups can edge cosily into four letter verbiage and slangy coprophilia.
Writing that knows how to mix received vocabulary with the slangy can be quite attractive, and Grescoe has the necessary sense of balance.
Most importantly, the slangy repetition of man to describe and address Bob reasserts and acknowledges their commonality and subordinated racial and gender identity as men of color.
This measure is nowhere more evident than in Mimouni's unblinking witness and electric, heroically wrought prose, of which a final measure of slangy pungency must inevitably shock his readers.