(n.) Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.
(n.) A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.
(n.) 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.
(v. t.) To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language.
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(1) Moreover, are schoolchildren thoughtlessly taunting each other with slang such as: "That's just straight"?
(2) Chicago police say the number 300 is street slang for Black Disciple gang.
(3) Downing Street, reluctant to become involved in a slanging match , offered no response to the announcement last night.
(4) (You need to know that "dog" is pejorative slang in America for an ill-favoured woman).
(5) Ferdinand directed a jibe at a Twitter follower containing the word ’sket’, which is understood to be a slang term taken to mean a promiscuous girl or woman.
(6) As a portrait of modern society, it is startlingly astute – a scene with two schoolgirls arguing at a bus stop is uncanny in its depiction of south London slang, and speech mannerisms, and all the more notable because this is so rarely done accurately and with empathy.
(7) Her videos have been "accessorised with black dancers" and she uses US street slang like "rachet" (ghetto-diva) in her lyrics.
(8) It was recommended that more attempts should be made to subdivide measures of social deviancy by means of slang as there is some evidence of possible further differentiation of subcultural types by means of slang.
(9) It was a piece of rag on which was written a message describing a "TOS", jailhouse slang for "terminate on sight".
(10) But it emerged afterwards he was simply using snowboarding slang, meaning to "go big".
(11) It was the first time in my life I'd been around guys talking in slang and patois – stuff that had been passed down – and I was fascinated.
(12) In my role as a journalist working for TÊTU , the biggest French gay-oriented magazine, I used to think French society was mature enough to face such a debate without resorting to slanging matches.
(13) In Alain's work, the mixture of graceful, sometimes slightly quaint French, Congolese rhythm and Parisian street slang is very complex, but it is a complexity achieved by him as a writer.
(14) According to one reader, who for the sake of his career shall remain nameless, ecstasy tablets on Merseyside at the time owed their nickname to a piece of rhyming slang derived from the former Liverpool defender Gary Ablett.
(15) All the classic ingredients of tabloid fare are there: vast wealth, broken promises, honour, shame, "krysha" – Russian for "roof" but a slang term meaning "protection" – and a few chateaux, yachts and flamboyant women thrown in too.
(16) Richard McLaren receives ‘deluge’ of requests after Wada doping report Read more “I don’t want to get into a slanging match with the IOC about the way they’ve handled it.
(17) It turned into a slanging match in which the Iranians came to the assistance of the Russians.
(18) Indeed, the recent dustup about supposedly fixed parliamentary elections was essentially a slanging-match between the Blairite pressure group Progress (largely funded by Lord Sainsbury, and founded by people close to such über-New Labour types as Peter Mandelson), and the trade union Unite, whose leader Len McCluskey has recently been heard bemoaning the power held by "Oxbridge Blairites".
(19) Jungle don mature” [the jungle has matured] goes the Nigerian slang meaning: “the game is on.” It is a phrase on the lips of more than one Nigerian political commentator and aptly describes the tension as Africa’s most populous nation gears up for presidential elections just eight weeks away.
(20) Conrad also took Kimball to task for his lack of understanding of much of the slang Tsarnaev used in his tweets.
(a.) Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; -- now used chiefly of language; as, English is our vernacular language.
(n.) The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality.
(1) The perception that high-achieving businesswomen are more vulnerable than their male counterparts to being abruptly fired – pushed off the "glass cliff" in the contemporary corporate vernacular – has been borne out by a new study from a global management consultancy.
(2) "Counter to the notion of modernity as an all-consuming phenomenon," say the curators, the youngest of the bunch aged 30, "a study of our everyday interiors reveals a vernacular architecture in which it seems that modernity itself is being consumed and absorbed."
(3) For each species listed, the family, the botanical name, the voucher specimen number, the vernacular name, the pharmacological and therapeutical properties are given.
(4) Its dictionary definition is “a Scots word meaning scrotum, in Scots vernacular a term of endearment but in English could be taken as an insult”.
(5) His adrenalin-pumping shows are woven into American life, yet subvert its capitalist fundamentals, that innate American principle of screw-thy-neighbour, in favour of what he insists to be "real" America – working class, militant, street-savvy, tough but romantic, nomadic but with roots – compiled into what feels like a single epic but vernacular rock-opera lasting four decades.
(6) James is establishing a standard, and he is doing so in a manner that underscores he is a student of political change, not just a parrot of its vernacular.
(7) Twelve medicinal drugs have been identified by chemical investigations and are presented in one table with the vernacular names (in Dari, Pasto and Kati); the origins and the therapeutical uses are listed in another table with their cultural background in pre-Islamic (Greek and Indian medicines) and Islamic pharmacopoeia (Afghano-Persian and Arabian medicines).
(8) Already in 1215 itself the Charter had been translated from Latin into French, the vernacular language of the nobility.
(9) Now, climate change has passed into the vernacular.
(10) Even before Glass was released, there were movements to limit its use, with the term “glasshole” rapidly entering the vernacular.
(11) And I try, recognising the vernacular of the films in which I work, to have some degree of reality within the beautifying forces of that machine.
(12) A therapeutic model of communicative pathology is proposed for children who speak black English vernacular.
(13) Would others see the strength in Jim’s choice of giving up his own name to gift our family that illusive sense of unity or would they believe he was, to use the vernacular , “under the thumb”?
(14) The first was the development of a new approach to crime, or the prospect of it, based on what the policy wonk vernacular calls multi-agency prevention.
(15) The Sex Respect Program may have contributed to more change because it used the student's vernacular and had better visual aids.
(16) Whereas al-Qaida is elitist and detached from ordinary Muslims, Isis tends to be more vernacular in the way it addresses its audience and their grievances and aspirations.
(17) Princes did try to control it and Catholic countries were far worse than the emerging Protestant ones – for whom the vernacular translation of the bible was transforming – but they went with the technological flow.
(18) Their numbers amaze and please me and they still keep coming as new titles are translated and some fresh vernacular markets - Hindi, Vietnamese - open up.
(19) At the end of May, the terms "top kill" and "junk shot" entered the worldwide vernacular , as BP tried to force heavy mud, and later golf balls and bits of tyre through the blow-out preventer.
(20) I use the verb “release” because it’s common vernacular.