follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

slinger

[sling-er] /ˈslɪŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that slings.
2.
Machinery, flinger (def 2).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see sling1, -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for slinger
  • Weather-proof motors with rain shield and shaft slinger.
  • Provide lip seal and slinger outboard of each bearing.
  • Review job training guides for choker setter and slinger.
Word Origin and History for slinger
n.

"soldier armed with a sling, late 14c., agent noun from sling (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for slinger

sling

verb

To sell narcotics; deal: gang-bangers make careers of slingin' 'caine/ I caught my first case for slinging (selling) drugs (1990s+ Narcotics)

Related Terms

have one's ass in a sling


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for slinger

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for slinger

8
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with slinger

Nearby words for slinger