slangy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj slangy constituting or expressed in slang or given to the use of slang "a slangy expression","slangy speech"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Slangy Of or pertaining to slang; of the nature of slang; disposed to use slang.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slangy Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of slang: as, a slangy expression.
    • slangy Addicted to the use of slang.
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Usage

In literature:

You used to be rather slangy at times.
"The Great Impersonation" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She grew gayer and more gay, more careless in her manner and more slangy in her speech.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
But I mustn't 'play favourites,' as those slangy nephews of mine put it.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
And there's the slangy girl I fell in love with.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 5, April 30, 1870" by Various
To use a slangy but expressive phrase, Le Roy, the veteran aviator, was trying to rattle the boy.
"The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly" by Margaret Burnham
Don't use slangy words; they are vulgar.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Billy was always coming to me with pleasant news, told in his slangy New-York boy vernacular.
"Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature" by Various
What seems so strange to me is that with all her money she is so crude and slangy.
"Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
He liked her slangy audacity, the frank good-fellowship with which she had met him.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
He is a trifle prone to strong and even slangy expressions when puzzled.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
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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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