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  • n  informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    their speech was full of slang expressions
  • n  a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
  • v  use slang or vulgar language
  • v  fool or hoax
  • v  abuse with coarse language

  • Bruce Rodgers, who compiled more than 12,000 terms for his book The Queens' Vernacular, acknowledges that many gay activists regard gay slang as "another link in the chain which .
  • The classic slang of the '60s is almost a dead language now.
  • Diao is a Taiwanese slang usually translated as "cool" or "outrageous.
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  • Kia Joorabchian in BBC Sport
    I think the problem with people, as they start to mature, they say, 'Rap is a young man's game,' and they keep trying to make young songs. But you don't know the slang - it changes every day. You can visit the topic, but these young kids live it... Jay Z : Hip & Popular Jun 15, 2010 90864 120954 slang Sometimes comments get a bit lost in translation," Joorabchian told the BBC. "If you use slang terminology, that slang, interpreted word for word, may not sound as it would in context."

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