What does a word as slang

Slang (German)

Part of speech: noun, (male)

Slang, Plural: Slangs
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [slɛŋ]
Word meaning / definition:
1) derogatory: sloppy, sometimes incorrect and crude colloquial language
2) Expression of a certain demarcated group of people
Origin of the term:
borrowed from English slang in the 19th century
Related terms:
1) Rogue language
2) Technical jargon
Opposite words:
Standard language
General terms:
2) Sociolect
Subordinate terms:
2) Cyberslang, technical jargon, internet slang, stoner slang, gambler slang
Application examples:
1) In his English slang did he express his frustration.
1) “His voice was sharp and dry, but in between there was a faint trace of Texan slang discover like the miracle of a bubbling spring in the desert. ”.
2) “The slang is mostly seen as a kind of special language. "
2) As the two engineers in their technical slang have fallen into disrepair, I haven't listened anymore.
Word formations:
Slang expression, slang word
Nominative: singular slang; Plural Slangs
Genitive: singular Slangs; Plural Slangs
Dative: singular slang; Plural Slangs
Accusative: singular slang; Plural Slangs


  • English: 1) slang; 2) jargon
  • French: 1) argot; 2) jargon
  • Greek (new): αργκό (argó) (neuter)
  • Swedish: slang (Utrum)

Similar terms:
bang, tight, gang, slope, slag

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

The event was moderated by wine lover Christof Ellinghaus, who runs the Cordobar in Berlin and the City record label slang operates. Tom Schilling played the music part with rock'n'roll chansons.
Nikos Weinwelten, November 6th, 2018

The indie band Calexico from the southwest of the USA and their German record label City slang - that was always a special relationship.
stern.de, November 29, 2018

The Berliner slang I heard very seldom. The beach is a huge Völker sandpit. One could immediately call a world championship in throwing tent throwing, beach chair competition or shallow water jellyfish slalom.
Berliner Zeitung, August 25, 2018

New York-born Iggy Uriarte aka Lions Head will be the jury of four with fun and nonsense and a little bit of American slang keep alive.
Brigitte.de, August 24, 2018

The research assistant at the Phonetic Laboratory of the University of Zurich imitates youth language so precisely that he can easily find the coolest in a group of teenagers slang could compete.
Watson, November 10, 2019

For all readers The bosses of the German employment agencies have one of those slang accustomed.
Leipziger Internet Zeitung, October 31, 2019

I hear it's a new one now slang Generation Z for those born in the 1960s. And as always, young people think: We have the copyright on this funny term.
Meedia, May 25, 2020

Another explanation is the originating from the British slang around 1900, when homosexuals in women's clothes were called drag queens.
stern.de, November 28, 2019

The usage examples were selected automatically and may therefore contain errors.

Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • (casual) colloquial language
  • Argot (technical, French): Linguistics: French term for the special language used by beggars and crooks
  • Street language (go., Out of date)
  • Jargon (disguising): Way of expressing oneself in certain social, professional or similar social groups within a language; historically East Yiddish; Mineralogy light zircon
  • Street jargon
  • Vernacular language (lat.)
  • casual expression

Another word (synonym) for slang - Source: OpenThesaurus

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Entries from our dictionary containing "slang":

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Dough:… (Male) plural Swedish: 1) modellera; 2) stålar (coll.), Deg (slang) Spanish: 1) plasta (female); 2) mosca (female) Similar ...

Illbient: Music: Illbient is a music style related to ambient. Origin of the term: suitcase word from the musical genre Ambient and the word ill, a word that means sick in English, but in the variant comes from US slang and is meant positively

strawberry: Plural: Slang expression for marijuana Origin of the term: The noun strawberry developed from the ertber and this emerged from the ertberi

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