slanginess

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slanginess casualness in use of language
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slanginess Quality of being slangy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slanginess Slangy character or quality: as, the slanginess of one's speech.
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Usage

In literature:

He was a man who still, in a slangy age, could pronounce that word with a perfectly serious face.
"The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II)" by Henry James
The language they use is not only ungrammatical but oftentimes both slangy and profane.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
He was just a hungry, slangy boy.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
It makes you slangy, inert, rude, lazy.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
A slangy, athletic, bossy, saucy, well-educated American girl for mine!
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Billy was always coming to me with pleasant news, told in his slangy New York boy vernacular.
"A Brace Of Boys" by Fitz Hugh Ludlow
Don't use slangy words; they are vulgar.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
SHE IS VULGAR, AGGRESSIVE, SLANGY.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
Bill, to use a terse but slangy term, proceeded to go up in the air.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
Hitherto she had bumped them down with a slash of slangy comment.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

Get next to how the French Villon,
Before Jack Hangman yanked him high,
Quilled slangy guff and Frenchy stuff
And kicked up rough the same as I.
"An Inside Con to Refined Guys" by Wallace Irwin
'Ow can coots ixpress their souls?
Many a noble song is sung
By crook lips; an' music rolls
Off full many a slangy tongue.
Many a word o' wisdom's spoke
By some reel dead leery bloke.
"Sling It!" by C J Dennis

In news:

Young and Slangy Mix of the US and Japan.
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