Because of this, "two bits" is still slang for twenty-five cents in the United States.
CARPET-BAGGER, a political slang term for a person who stands as a candidate for election in a locality in which he is a stranger.
At the blank look, she assumed the translator didn't pick up her slang and rephrased.
American English is taught in schools and American slang is practiced in bars everywhere.
In Stock Exchange slang the term is used of an operator who applies for a portion of a new security being issued, not with a view to holding it, but with the intention of immediate realization, at a profit if possible.
Kiera sought an explanation, recalling he was not familiar with most slang despite his mastery of English.
But the typical "germania" is a mixture of slang and of the gipsy language.
The word is of frequent use as a slang term - e.g.
MUGWUMP, in American political slang, a name applied to any independent voter, and especially to those independents in the Republican party who refused to support James G.
During such periods of excitement it is even able, by the pressure of the muscles on the poison-duct, to eject the fluid to some distance; hence it shares with the cobra a third Dutch name, that of "spuw slang" (spitting snake).
P-r-s-t), a district embracing the rich lowlands on the Mediterranean coast from the neighbourhood 1 " Philistine," as a term of contempt, hostility or reproach, appears first in English, in a sense equivalent to " the enemy," as early as the beginning of the 17th century, and later as a slang term for a bailiff or a sheriff's officer, or merely for drunken or vicious people generally.
This humane privilege was grossly abused, and thus gave rise to the slang phrase "to sham Abraham."