a specialized dictionary covering the words, phrases, and idioms that reflect the least formal register of a language. These terms are often metaphorical and playful, and are likely to be evanescent as the spoken language changes from one generation to another. Much slang belongs to specific groups, as the jargon of a particular class, profession, or age group. Some is vulgar. While some slang terms have staying power as slang, others make a transition into common informal speech, and then into the standard language. An online slang dictionary, such as the Dictionary.com Slang Dictionary, provides immediate information about the meaning and history of a queried term and its appropriateness or lack of appropriateness in a range of social and professional circumstances.
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The other borrowed set is to be found in the slang dictionary.The Number Concept | Levi Leonard Conant
The captain, however, addresses Juan with all the epithets found in a common slang dictionary.Filipino Popular Tales | Dean S. Fansler
Its oldest meaning is stomach-ache, still given in Hotten's slang dictionary .The Romance of Words (4th ed.) | Ernest Weekley
"Filching" was precise word, which has its equivalent in slang dictionary in sneaking.
"I must try my slang dictionary," said Lydia, taking down a book and opening it.Cashel Byron's Profession | George Bernard Shaw