slang

(redirected from slanguage)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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 periodicals archive ?
Other terms in Variety's slanguage are more obvious.
Job titles in the entertainment industry have their Variety slanguage equivalents as well.
The production process garners its share of slanguage too.
The slanguage is a house style and the paper rigidly adheres to using its own, and only its own, jargon terms.
Slanguage, the diggers and the making of the ANZAC legend
In addition, the Australian soldiers' slanguage borrowed many words from the English-speaking forces with whom they served, sharing slang with British, Canadian, New Zealand, and even American troops.
Distinctions were certainly made between the "brass hats" (officers) and the "PBI" (poor bloody infantry) within the slanguage of the troops.
A distinctive Australian slanguage remained in currency among these soldiers and in parts of the broader community but became less relevant to a changing Australian society.