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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
1840-50; slang1 + -y1
Related forms
slangily, adverb
slanginess, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for slangy
  • In a small part of their vocabulary the idiomatic and the slangy will coincide, and be therefore confused by the undiscerning.
  • But it's a different kind of teenage drama, without excessive cliquishness, slangy banter or other clichés of the genre.
  • His autobiography is a strange mixture, cast in the double-edged amiability of a slangy, funky tone.
  • He does it, first, by putting abstruse ideas into scrupulously slangy idiom.
  • It is a violent, down-to-the-pavement, slangy affair which has many a mirthful moment.
  • The language in it is slangy and quick, but essentially what is being said isn't difficult to understand.
  • Yet she also resented the excess of realism, with the reporting of the slangy speech of the streets.
  • She came to see how jokes and manners and the slangy small talk of the day were actually ways of pushing people away.
  • Use speaking vocabulary, not writing vocabulary, as much as you can without being slangy.
  • Through the decade, the game retained its slangy sense of barnstorming informality.
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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