One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A form of slang; slangy speech.‘weird and wonderful teen slanguage’
- ‘They have to process every variety of English slanguage, plus Hindi, Urdu, Afrikaans, Tamil and Punjabi, and decide whether it's unnecessary, detrimental, stupid or just plain old banter.’
- ‘With a squint of eye, a curl of lip, a twist of neck, and a body slanguage equally at home in boardrooms and barrooms, she embodies everyone she sees.’
- ‘That is an example of slanguage and the teacher is one of our favorites.’
- ‘In another aspect, we have slanguage, a blend of slang and language.’
Late 19th century: blend of slang and language.
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