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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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MICHIGAN - A Syrian couple opening a Detroit area restaurant called "The Bomb" said they want to invoke the slang term for "awesome" rather than terrorism.George and Rana Kasar, who are from Syria, said they wanted to rebrand after purchasing the Eastpointe restaurant, which was called Ideli under previous management, WWJ Detroit reported Tuesday."It's his idea, my husband's idea," Rana Kasar said.
"The man does not know the dimensions of the word as I would not be able to know the dimensions of slang terms in his language if I visited his country."
Slang terms that refer to women usually relate to looks.
The siblings were allegedly caught after one of them sent text messages offering "pink stars," which police said is a slang term for Ecstasy, and "midz," a slang term for marijuana.
Pranksters from a stationery firm sent the package - using the crude slang term for officers - as a bit of fun.
The CD, like its namesake (a gay subcultural slang term last popular in 1950's and 1960's Britain), is a sprawling, rollicking, giddily theatrical and complicated tapestry of words, sounds and ideas.
(AP) -- A history professor known for a casual teaching style at the Lancaster campus of Harrisburg Area Community College has been suspended for using a slang term for sexual intercourse in class.
George Creel and his CPI were widely discredited, giving birth to the slang term "Creeling"--the dissemination of patently false government propaganda.
Blunt: slang term for a hollowed-out cigar filled with marijuana
Another slang term born of the Yiddish influence is oberverschuttgai-an extremely disagreeable person, a schlock of the worst kind.
Known by the slang term, "fragrant meat," roasted dogs used to hang alongside roasted ducks and were found in stir-fries and stews.
That last part is the key: We see little sense in trying to be the first to include the latest slang term or buzzword only to watch the word die a year later and need to be removed to make way for the next one."