Meaning of slangy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈslaŋi/

Translate slangy into Spanish

adjectiveadjective slangier, adjective slangiest

  • Using or denoting slang.

    ‘the style is so slangy as to be incomprehensible’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Québecois French was more slangy and… ‘different’ from the ‘Standard French’ she learned, which was mostly the European French.’
    • ‘So the slangy expressions ‘to have a thing about’ or ‘the thing is’ etc. actually hark back to this interesting history.’
    • ‘Maybe the broadcasting experience honed her writers' voice - one that was chiding, enthusiastic, slangy, argumentative, and sometimes bossy.’
    • ‘His hosts are dumbstruck when their language is used against them with such slangy glee.’
    • ‘The book, which comes in very large print with photos every two pages, travels back and forth in time in a slangy, stream-of-consciousness tone.’
    • ‘Angel speaks of the cultist with contempt and his typical slangy eloquence.’
    • ‘Rather, the writing spoofs the witty, slangy, often over-written dialogue of movies and radio broadcasts of the time.’
    • ‘I'm sorry to be slangy, but this automatic writing must have started from somewhere.’
    • ‘Not that Tóibín's language is jarringly contemporary or slangy.’
    • ‘There are several slangy / derogatory expressions in English that I really detest and would never use.’
    colloquial, vernacular, idiomatic, demotic, non-standard, popular, dialectal, non-literary