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 for slang
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To throw; to hurl; to cast. --Addison.
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     3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.
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     4. (Naut) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc.,
        preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slang \Slang\,
     imp. of Sling. Slung. [Archaic]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slang \Slang\, n.
     Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory. [Local, Eng.]
     --Holland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slang \Slang\, n. [Cf. Sling.]
     A fetter worn on the leg by a convict. [Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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           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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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" [syn: slang, slang expression, slang
           term]
      2: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among
         thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" [syn: slang, 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,
         slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put
         one over, put one across]
      3: abuse with coarse language

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "slang":
     Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, argot, babble, barbarism, bluff,
     bluster, bluster and bluff, bounce, brag, bully, cant, cipher,
     code, colloquialism, common speech, corruption, cryptogram,
     double Dutch, garble, gasconade, gibberish, gift of tongues,
     glossolalia, gobbledygook, hector, illiterate speech, impropriety,
     intimidate, jargon, jargonal, jargonish, jumble, lingo, localism,
     mumbo jumbo, noise, out-herod Herod, patois, patter, phraseology,
     rage, rant, rave, roister, rollick, scatological, scatology,
     scramble, secret language, slangy, splutter, sputter, storm,
     substandard language, swagger, swashbuckle, taboo, taboo language,
     taboo word, vapor, vernacular, vocabulary, vulgar language,
     vulgar tongue, vulgarism, vulgate
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  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 (1881-1906) :

  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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