slangy

[slang-ee]
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adjective, slang·i·er, slang·i·est.

of, of the nature of, or containing slang: a slangy expression.
using much slang: slangy speech.

Nearby words

  1. slanderous,
  2. slang,
  3. slang dictionary,
  4. slanging match,
  5. slanguage,
  6. slank,
  7. slant,
  8. slant board,
  9. slant culture,
  10. slant front

Origin of slangy

First recorded in 1840–50; slang1 + -y1

Related formsslang·i·ly, adverbslang·i·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for slangy

slangy

adj.

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

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