Term: Slang

Definition:

Slang is language at its most informal, using expressions that many would consider to be grammatically imperfect and sometimes rude. Slang often used within small social groups where it can help draw and keep the group together. It changes very quickly in English.


 

See Also:Colloquial; Jargon; Dialect; Idiolect; Standard English; Figure of SpeechRelated Article What is Cockney Rhyming Slang?

Category: Vocabulary