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slangy

[slang-ee] /ˈslæŋ i/
adjective, slangier, slangiest.
1.
of, of the nature of, or containing slang:
a slangy expression.
2.
using much slang:
slangy speech.
Origin of slangy
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; slang1 + -y1
Related forms
slangily, adverb
slanginess, noun
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  • Aggie demanded, with that slangy diction which was her habit.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Justin smiled at this slangy confirmation of his own opinion.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • She also expressed her affection for him in shy and slangy terms.

    The Rough Road

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

    Eliza Barry Pain
  • “Not if he struck him for a hand-out,” muttered the slangy Tom.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson
  • Bill, to use a terse but slangy term, proceeded to go up in the air.

    Radio Boys Loyalty Wayne Whipple
  • A slangy, slovenly-looking fellow should be especially avoided.

    Ask Momma R. S. Surtees
  • Take your slangy, freckled, roller-skating, rifle-shooting boys and be off with you!

    Saturday's Child Kathleen Norris
  • His talk was exceedingly “American,” slangy, and almost Western.

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
Word Origin and History for slangy
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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