Definitions starting with S

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slang

[OED, language of a highly colloquial nature] n. 1. the creolized English of the Bahamas, usually called Bahamian dialect: They speak a longer slang [i.e. a variety farther from standard English] (San Sal.). Acklins has a deep slang (San Sal.). <Black>

 2. [Car.; cf. Krio slangs loose talk KED] count n. a slang or dialect expression: He know a lot of slangs (Nassau).

3. dialect pronunciation: They put a different slang on it (Mayag.)

Tags: count noun, noun

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Last update: 2011-09-26 18:21
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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