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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"
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[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.
Popping up on his computer screen, the name of their Wi-Fi was not the customary amalgam of letters and numbers but appeared to refer, slangily, to a part of the female anatomy.
The dialogue itself is often slangily modern, and elements that can work in a movie--like suddenly falling in love--require more support in a novel but do not receive it.