slang expression

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slang expression - informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasionsslang expression - 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"
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The name of the eatery, pronounced keh fee-GAH-tah, means "that's cool," and was inspired by the slang expression used in Italy when discovering something special.
They never came back, and the slang expression wan-tu-tri was coined, to mean being victimized not just by magic boxes but by any kind of swindling.
They named themselves after "doobies", the California slang expression for a marijuana joint or cigarette.
Apparently Uefa have been encouraging TV and radio pundits to make sure they go with the right pronunciation because the wrong version is apparently the Romanian slang expression for a certain part of the male anatomy.
The catchy campaign name 'OnlineLah Tauke!' is a Malaysian slang expression which means “Let's Go Online, Boss!”
By way of analogy, the meaning of a slang expression can be described as a series of increasing divergences from standard meanings in a manner similar to changes in language throughout history.
nineteenth-century slang expression meaning "sexually
Patrick Abdel-Sater created the most recent winning design, a T-shirt which spells out the Lebanese slang expression "Shu zombie ana?" A senior graphic designer at advertising company People, and founder of the Beirut Misses Colors movement (responsible for painting stairs in Mar Mikhael), he says the opportunity to design for T-shirts offered an "escape from reality."
He later wrote on Twitter about how he "threw a Judas" - a slang expression for punching someone to the back of the head.
Hernandez allegedly said on the wiretap, a slang expression that usually refers to shooting someone.
The CNPDSUE, OED and TTEM dictionaries state that duck soup is a slang expression which originated in the 20th century and has gained currency chiefly in A.E.
The term "THE BIG APPLE" was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression "apple" for any town or city.