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slang


  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slang  \Slang\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Slanged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Slanging}.] 
  To  address  with  slang  or  ribaldry;  to  insult  with  vulgar 
  language.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Every  gentleman  abused  by  a  cabman  or  slanged  by  a 
  bargee  was  bound  there  and  then  to  take  off  his  coat 
  and  challenge  him  to  fisticuffs.  --London 
  Spectator. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slang  \Slang\, 
  imp.  of  {Sling}.  Slung.  [Archaic] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slang  \Slang\,  n. 
  Any  long,  narrow  piece  of  land;  a  promontory.  [Local,  Eng.] 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slang  \Slang\,  n.  [Cf.  {Sling}.] 
  A  fetter  worn  on  the  leg  by  a  convict.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slang  \Slang\,  n.  [Said  to  be  of  Gypsy  origin;  but  probably  from 
  Scand.,  and  akin  to  E.  sling;  cf  Norw.  sleng  a  slinging,  an 
  invention,  device,  slengja  to  sling,  to  cast,  slengja  kjeften 
  (literally,  to  sling  the  jaw)  to  use  abusive  language,  to  use 
  slang,  slenjeord  (ord  =  word)  an  insulting  word  a  new  word 
  that  has  no  just  reason  for  being.] 
  Low  vulgar,  unauthorized  language;  a  popular  but 
  unauthorized  word  phrase,  or  mode  of  expression;  also  the 
  jargon  of  some  particular  calling  or  class  in  society;  low 
  popular  cant;  as  the  slang  of  the  theater,  of  college,  of 
  sailors,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sling  \Sling\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Slung},  Archaic  {Slang};  p.  p. 
  {Slung};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Slinging}.]  [AS.  slingan;  akin  to 
  D.  slingeren  G.  schlingen  to  wind,  to  twist,  to  creep,  OHG. 
  slingan  to  wind,  to  twist,  to  move  to  and  fro,  Icel.  slyngva 
  sl["o]ngva,  to  sling,  Sw  slunga,  Dan.  slynge  Lith.  slinkti 
  to  creep.] 
  1.  To  throw  with  a  sling.  ``Every  one  could  sling  stones  at 
  an  hairbreadth,  and  not  miss.''  --Judg.  xx  16. 
 
  2.  To  throw;  to  hurl;  to  cast.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  hang  so  as  to  swing;  as  to  sling  a  pack. 
 
  4.  (Naut)  To  pass  a  rope  round,  as  a  cask,  gun,  etc., 
  preparatory  to  attaching  a  hoisting  or  lowering  tackle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  slang 
  n  1:  informal  language  consisting  of  words  and  expressions  that 
  are  not  considered  appropriate  for  formal  occasions; 
  often  vituperative  or  vulgar;  "their  speech  was  full  of 
  slang  expressions" 
  2:  a  characteristic  language  of  a  particular  group  (as  among 
  thieves);  "they  don't  speak  our  lingo"  [syn:  {cant},  {jargon}, 
  {lingo},  {argot},  {patois},  {vernacular}] 
  v  1:  use  slang  or  vulgar  language 
  2:  fool  or  hoax;  "The  immigrant  was  duped  because  he  trusted 
  everyone";  "You  can't  fool  me!"  [syn:  {gull},  {dupe},  {befool}, 
  {cod},  {fool},  {put  on},  {take  in},  {put  one  over},  {put 
  one  across}] 
  3:  abuse  with  coarse  language 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  S-Lang 
 
    A  small  but  highly  functional  {embedded} 
  {interpreter}.  S-Lang  was  a  stack-based  {postfix}  language 
  resembling  {Forth}  and  {BC}/{DC}  with  limited  support  for 
  {infix  notation}.  Now  it  has  a  {C}-like  infix  syntax. 
  {Arrays},  stings,  integers,  {floating-point}  and  {autoloading} 
  are  all  suported.  The  editor  {JED}  embeds  S-lang. 
 
  S-Lang  is  available  under  the  {GNU  Library  General  Public 
  License}.  It  runs  on  {MS-DOS},  {Unix},  and  {VMS}. 
 
  Latest  version:  0.94,  as  of  1993-06-12. 
 
  {(ftp://amy.tch.harvard.edu/)} 
 
  E-mail:  John  E.  Davis  . 
 
  (2000-10-30) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SLANG 
 
  1.  R.A.  Sibley.  CACM  4(1):75-84  (Jan  1961). 
 
  2.  Set  LANGuage.  Jastrzebowski  ca  1990.  C  extension  with 
  set-theoretic  data  types  and  garbage  collection.  "The  SLANG 
  Programming  Language  Reference  Manual,  Version  3.3", 
  W.  Jastrzebowski  ,  1990. 
 
  3.  Structured  LANGuage.  Michael  Kessler,  IBM.  A  language 
  based  on  structured  programming  macros  for  IBM  370  assembly 
  language.  "Project  RMAG:  SLANG  (Structured  Language) 
  Compiler",  R.A.  Magnuson  NIH-DCRT-DMB-SSS-UG105,  NIH,  DHEW, 
  Bethesda,  MD  20205  (1980). 
 
  4.  "SLANG:  A  Problem  Solving  Language  for  Continuous-Model 
  Simulation  and  Optimisation",  J.M.  Thames,  Proc  24th  ACM  Natl 
  Conf  1969. 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  SLANG,  n.  The  grunt  of  the  human  hog  (_Pignoramus  intolerabilis_) 
  with  an  audible  memory.  The  speech  of  one  who  utters  with  his  tongue 
  what  he  thinks  with  his  ear,  and  feels  the  pride  of  a  creator  in 
  accomplishing  the  feat  of  a  parrot.  A  means  (under  Providence)  of 
  setting  up  as  a  wit  without  a  capital  of  sense 
 
 




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