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1. A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful speech, made up typically of coinages and figures of speech that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness, humor, irreverence, or other effect.
2. Language peculiar to a group; argot or jargon: thieves' slang.
v. slanged, slang·ing, slangs
1. To use slang.
2. To use angry and abusive language: persuaded the parties to quit slanging and come to the bargaining table.
To attack with abusive language; vituperate: "They slanged each other with every foul name they had learned from the age of three" (Virginia Henley).

[Origin unknown.]

slang′i·ly adv.
slang′i·ness n.
slang′y adj.
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Adv.1.slangily - with slang; in a slangy manner; "he expresses himself slangily"


[ˈslæŋɪlɪ] ADV to talk slangilyhablar con mucho argot or mucha jerga
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His fellow workers favoured him with scowls and black looks, and made remarks, slangily witty and which he did not understand, about sucking up to the boss and pace-making and holding her down, when the rains set in.
Elton displays little elegance in her conversation, which includes slangily terse references to "'Mr.
There are important similarities between Monterrey and the unnamed, second place ("the sun," an overall atmosphere or literal sweaty heat is slangily "for real" in both places), but thereafter comes an invocation of the particularity of this city that charmingly reminds readers that not everything is theirs to recognize and assimilate, or perhaps dares them to spend the years in Monterrey necessary to fully understand its evocation.