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1. Language marked by the use of slang.
2. Slang peculiar to a group: the slanguage of the street; a glossary of Chicago slanguage.

[Blend of slang and language.]
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(Languages) a language using slang
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(ˈslæŋ gwɪdʒ)

1. slang; a vocabulary of slang.
2. language employing much slang.
[1900–05;b. slang and language]
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Noun1.slanguage - language characterized by excessive use of slang or cant
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
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The relaxation of language formality for women was not accompanied by an attendant acceptability of women using the national 'slanguage', which remained steadfastly masculinised.
Henson says some assistant directors have come to him with a suggestion of how to memorialize Jones on film sets forever: calling the first shot of the day "the Jonesy," just as set slanguage for the final shot of the day is the "martini shot" and the next-to-last one is called the "Abby" (after a famed assistant director).
Teachers at the school sent a 'Mind Your Slanguage' guide to parents.
TEACHERS have sparked a row by telling pupils to mind their slanguage and banning some regional words.
Pollack, "'Ovoutie Slanguage is Absolutely Kosher': Yiddish in Scat-Singing, Jazz Jargon, and Black Music" in The Song is Not the Same: Jews and American Popular Music, ed.
I (inkle, and Ashley Hunt, as well as the collective Slanguage's array of community-based works at LAXART), and Him and video projects that pointed, more or less, to the looming shadow of Hollywood (e.g., Mi I John Ruperto's Seven and Five, 2012, which includes multiple remakes of a 1961 episode of the TV show Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Dan Finsel's The Space Between You and Mfi, 2012, for which the artist rescaged Farrah Fawcett and Keith Edmier's decade-old roll in the clay).
The ten-year survey of Slanguage, the collective enterprise of Mario Ybarra Jr.
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Despite its occasional awkward lapses and chattering slanguage, it captures the garrulous spirit of Kolkata.
"We had linguists studying this 'slanguage' for the past two years," de Haaff says, "so that every word is parsed, making it possible to see relationships among words, even if the words are abbreviations, acronyms or emoticons."
And after being granted a student visa, he told how he arrived in the UK in October 2001 to take up an English Slanguage course in Gateshead, remaining in the UK after his visa expired.
In addition to its main section of definitions, Hip Hoptionary also provides a helpful section titled "English to Slanguage." A noteworthy Web site that serves as an online dictionary of hip-hop terminology and phrases is Rap Dictionary.