Definition of slangy in English:


Syllabification: slang·y
Pronunciation: /ˈslaNGē

adjective (slangier, slangiest)

  • Using or denoting slang: the style is so slangy as to be incomprehensible a slangy, stand-up comedian
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    • These two spoke in a slangy language which was virtually incomprehensible to anyone hearing it for the first time, though by repetition week by week a mental glossary could be constructed.
    • Female speech tends to be evaluated as more ‘correct’ or more ‘prestigious’, less slangy, etc.
    • Olivia has that irresistible Anglo-Aussie accent instead of the slangy, lowdown vernacular of the Hollywood girls of her era.



Pronunciation: /ˈslaNGgəlē/
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  • Because so much of it came into England via the port of Bristol, it was slangily called Bristol milk.
  • One thing I admire about the French educational system is their focus on the study of philosophy (or philo, as they say slangily).
  • We slangily call a fat, old-fashioned watch a turnip; but the first watches were very much fatter and more old-fashioned, and might fairly have deserved the name.


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  • His style has some of the spare dignity of Hemingway and the funny, slouchy slanginess of an anti-hero.
  • It may've gone through a few overhauls since, but is essentially the same language that Shakespeare spoke, even with all our informality and slanginess these days.
  • Such over familiarity and slanginess can grate with the reader; however, at its best his written style is fluid and easy.

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