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English

1756, meaning "special vocabulary of tramps or thieves", origin unknown. Possibly derived from a North Germanic source, related to Norwegian Nynorsk slengenamn (nickname), slengja kjeften (to abuse verbally, literally to sling one's jaw), related to Icelandic slengja (to sling, throw, hurl), Old Norse slyngva (to sling). Not believed to be connected with language or lingo.

Afrikaans

From Dutch slang (snake, serpent), from Middle Dutch slange (snake, serpent), from Old Dutch slango (snake, serpent), from Proto-Germanic *slangô (snake, serpent).

Cebuano

Borrowed from English slang. A misnomer.

Danish

Borrowed from English slang.

Dutch

From Middle Dutch slange, from Old Dutch slango, from Proto-Germanic *slangô (snake, serpent).

French

From English slang

Limburgish

From Dutch slang.

Norwegian Bokmål

From English slang

Norwegian Nynorsk

From English slang

Polish

From English slang.

Romanian

Borrowed from English slang.