Slang, n. Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory. [Local, Eng.]
Slang, n. A fetter worn on the leg by a convict. [Eng.]
Slang imp. of Sling. Slung. [Archaic]
Slang, n. Low, vulgar, unauthorized language; a popular but unauthorized word, phrase, or mode of expression; also, the jargon of some particular calling or class in society; low popular cant; as, the slang of the theater, of college, of sailors, etc.
Slang, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slanged p. pr. & vb. n. Slanging.] To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language. [Colloq.]
Every gentleman abused by a cabman or slanged by a bargee was bound there and then to take off his coat and challenge him to fisticuffs. --London Spectator.
Sling, v. t. [imp. Slung Archaic Slang p. p. Slung; p. pr. & vb. n. Slinging.]
1. To throw with a sling. “Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth, and not miss.”
2. To throw; to hurl; to cast.
3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.
4. Naut To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.
n 1: informal language consisting of words and expressions that
are not considered appropriate for formal occasions;
often vituperative or vulgar; "their speech was full of
2: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among
thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" [syn: cant, jargon,
lingo, argot, patois, vernacular]
v 1: use slang or vulgar language
2: fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted
everyone"; "You can't fool me!" [syn: gull, dupe, befool,
cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put
3: abuse with coarse language