Origin of slangy

First recorded in 1840–50; slang1 + -y1
Related formsslang·i·ly, adverbslang·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for slangy

Contemporary Examples of slangy

Historical Examples of slangy

  • 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.


    Barry Pain

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

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson

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