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slang British & World English

A type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people

back slang British & World English

Slang in which words are spoken as though they were spelled backwards (e.g. redraw for warder)

rhyming slang British & World English

A type of slang that replaces words with rhyming words or phrases, typically with the rhyming element omitted. For example butcher’s, short for butcher’s hook, means ‘look’ in Cockney rhyming slang


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