What is another word for slang?

Pronunciation: [slˈaŋ] (IPA)

Slang is a type of informal language that is specific to a particular group of people or region. It can be difficult to understand for those who are not familiar with the culture or dialect. However, sometimes it is necessary to use slang in order to communicate effectively. There are many synonyms for slang that can be used depending on the situation, such as jargon, argot, cant, lingo, vernacular, and patois. Jargon is often used in a specific industry or profession, while argot refers to the language used by a specific group, such as criminals. Cant is a derogatory term for slang used by certain groups, while lingo, vernacular, and patois all refer to regional dialects or informal languages.

Synonyms for Slang:

What are the hypernyms for Slang?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Slang?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for slang?

Slang is defined as informal language that is typically used within a specific group of people or region. Antonyms for slang could include formal language, standard language, proper language, or formalism. Formal language is language that is used in business or professional settings, and is typically more polished and structured than slang. Standard language is the language that is commonly accepted and understood by most people, and is typically taught in schools. Proper language is the language that is deemed correct and appropriate for a particular context or situation. Formalism is the adherence to established rules and conventions of language use.

What are the antonyms for Slang?

Usage examples for Slang

The epithet was a new slang word but its vileness stemmed from prehistoric days.
"For Every Man A Reason"
Patrick Wilkins
When he abandoned slang he used in its place, not always accurately, a language of almost eighteenth century formality.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
Her slang, indeed, was quite up to date.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

Famous quotes with Slang

  • The downtrodden are the great creators of slang.
    Anthony Burgess
  • All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • The British have slang words, as we do, but it was fun.
    Dennis Farina
  • I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell.
    J. B. Priestley
  • The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
    Carl Sandburg

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