Slang (?),

imp. of Sling. Slung.



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Slang, n.

Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.

[Local, Eng.]



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Slang, n. [Cf. Sling.]

A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.



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Slang, n. [Said to be of Gypsy origin; but probably from Scand., and akin to E. sling; cf. Norw. sleng a slinging, an invention, device, slengja to sling, to cast, slengja kjeften (literally, to sling the jaw) to use abusive language, to use slang, slenjeord (ord = word) an insulting word, a new word that has no just reason for being.]

Low, vulgar, unauthorized language; a popular but unauthorized word, phrase, or mode of expression; also, the jargon of some particular calling or class in society; low popular cant; as, the slang of the theater, of college, of sailors, etc.


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Slang, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slanged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Slanging.]

To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language.


Every gentleman abused by a cabman or slanged by a bargee was bound there and then to take off his coat and challenge him to fisticuffs. London Spectator.


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