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[slang-ee] /ˈslæŋ i/
adjective, slangier, slangiest.
of, of the nature of, or containing slang:
a slangy expression.
using much slang:
slangy speech.
Origin of slangy
First recorded in 1840-50; slang1 + -y1
Related forms
slangily, adverb
slanginess, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Billy was always coming to me with pleasant news, told in his slangy New York boy vernacular.

    A Brace Of Boys Fitz Hugh Ludlow
  • She also expressed her affection for him in shy and slangy terms.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • Though the boy's words were slangy, there was real sympathy in his tone and the girls liked him the better for it.

  • As a rule I avoid not only what is profane, but also anything that is slangy.

    Eliza Barry Pain
  • And when she was with him she did not have to mind her tongue, but could be as slangy and as natural as she pleased.

    Coquette Frank Swinnerton
  • “Not if he struck him for a hand-out,” muttered the slangy Tom.

    Ruth Fielding Down East Alice B. Emerson
  • "Let 'em," grunted Private Green briefly, and without a sign of understanding the slangy joke.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants H. Irving Hancock
  • Aggie demanded, with that slangy diction which was her habit.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • His speech, crude and slangy as ever, seemed to have lagged behind in his climb toward business and social recognition.

    Bought and Paid For Arthur Hornblow
Word Origin and History for slangy

1822, from slang (n.) + -y (2). Related: Slanginess. Slangular (1852) also was tried.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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