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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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The knowledge of art has so thoroughly penetrated the common consciousness that it is a wonder American flags have resisted being slangily designated "Jaspers" the way Wellington bombers became known as "Wimpys" or life preservers as "Mae Wests." Yet the loss of innocence to which I refer is the conceptual innocence regarding the limits of art that defined even (or especially) critics and artists at the time the work was made.
It is important to note in relation to this fact, that prior to the inception of the Nigerian Second Republic and active civilian politics in 1979, resit examinations were slangily referred to as "September conferences."