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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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I was served a plate of feet at the last party I went to, not entirely sure they understood the slang.
Petmalu or malupet (the correct spelling is actually malupit ) is slang for amazing or cool.
However, Tan said that being a slang language, gay lingo could not also be integrated and formalized in the national language.
"I must say...one of my favorite things about having @Suits_USA air abroad is the UK slang I'm learning from you guys," she (https://twitter.com/meghanmarkle/status/160545588176367616) tweeted in January 2012.
Mind you, as he it's home in an Andy McNab and, if you're lucky, off with the Alan Whickers for a bit of Posh tries so hard to be a bad boy he may be secretly chuffed.Other stars come off better in the slang stakes - - especially Cockney rhyming.
After several more days of letters--supposedly the 'biggest mail on a single subject' they had ever received--the Argus published their editorial opinion on the issue, strongly arguing that the Queen was 'a contemporary of our young people, not afraid to speak her mind and not afraid to use the language of her day' and that the use of slang should therefore not be forbidden to her (June 2, 1954).
"Sano" is slang for sanitary, meaning a very neat and clean installation.
"Australian slang: a temporary lavatory constructed for use when camping [said to be an acronym for k(eep) y(our) b(owels) o(pen)]".
The 47-year-old Remulla called the suspension for students in slang. In his message, the governor said: "Ligo na you...
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.