Slang, n. [Cf. Sling.] A
fetter worn on the leg by a convict. [Eng.]
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.
Slang (?), imp. of Sling.
Slang, n. Any long, narrow piece of
land; a promontory. [Local, Eng.] Holland.
Slang, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Slanged (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Slanging.] To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult
with vulgar language. [Colloq.]
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.