Slanderer to Slave
(Slan"der*er) n. One who slanders; a defamer; a calumniator. Jer. Taylor.
1. Given or disposed to slander; uttering slander. "Slanderous tongue." Shak.
2. Embodying or containing slander; calumnious; as, slanderous words, speeches, or reports.
Slan"der*ous*ly, adv. Slan"der*ous*ness, n.
(Slang) imp. of Sling. Slung. [Archaic]
(Slang), n. Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory. [Local, Eng.] Holland.
(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), 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.
(Slang"i*ness) n. Quality of being slangy.
(Slan"gous) a. Slangy. [R.] John Bee.
(Slang"-whang`er) n. [Slang + whang to beat.] One who uses abusive slang; a ranting
partisan. [Colloq. or Humorous] W. Irving.
(Slang"y) a. Of or pertaining to slang; of the nature of slang; disposed to use slang. [Written also
(Slank) imp. & p. p. of Slink.
(Slant) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Slanting.] [OE. slenten to slope, slide; cf.
Sw. slinta to slide.] To be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie obliquely; to slope.
On the side of younder slanting hill.Dodsley.
(Slant), v. t. To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line.
1. A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant.
2. An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.
Slant or wind, a local variation of the wind from its general direction.