A colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech.
Roget 563: neology, neologism; newfangled expression, nonce expression; back-formation; caconym†; barbarism. archaism, black letter, monkish Latin. corruption, missaying†, malapropism, antiphrasis†. pun, paranomasia†, play upon words; word play etc. (wit) 842; double-entendre [Fr.] etc. (ambiguity) 520; palindrome, paragram†, anagram, clinch; abuse of language, abuse of terms. dialect, brogue, idiom, accent, patois; provincialism, regionalism, localism; broken English, lingua franca; Anglicism, Briticism, Gallicism, Scotticism, Hibernicism; Americanism†; Gypsy lingo, Romany; pidgin, pidgin English, pigeon English; Volapuk, Chinook, Esperanto, Hindustani, kitchen Kaffir. dog Latin, macaronics†, gibberish; confusion of tongues, Babel; babu English†, chi-chi. figure of speech etc. (metaphor) 521; byword. colloquialism, informal speech, informal language. substandard language, vernacular. vulgar language, obscene language, obscenity, vulgarity. jargon, technical terms, technicality, lingo, slang, cant, argot; St. Gile's Greek, thieves' Latin, peddler's French, flash tongue, Billingsgate, Wall Street slang. pseudology†. pseudonym etc. (misnomer) 565; Mr. So-and-so; wha d'ye call 'em†, whatchacallim, what's his name; thingummy†, thingumbob; je ne sais quoi [Fr.]. neologist†, coiner of words. ... show more
Roget 521: figure of speech; facon de parler [Fr.], way of speaking, colloquialism. phrase etc. 566; figure, trope, metaphor, enallage†, catachresis†; metonymy [Gramm.], synecdoche [Sem.]; autonomasia†, irony, figurativeness etc. adj.; image, imagery; metalepsis†, type, anagoge†, simile, personification, prosopopoeia†, allegory, apologue†, parable, fable; allusion, adumbration; application. exaggeration, hyperbole etc. 549. association, association of ideas (analogy) 514.1 ... show more
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firewater | swad | maffia, mafia | turf | borscht belt, borscht circuit, borsht belt, borsht circuit | drink | number one | big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, big gun, big shot, big wheel, head honcho | bull, cop, copper, fuzz, pig | canary | cannon fodder, fodder, fresh fish | crazy, looney, loony, nutcase, weirdo | dick, gumshoe, hawkshaw | dimwit, doofus, half-wit, nitwit | dodo, fogey, fogy, fossil | don't-know | fence | dud, flop, washout | fuddy-duddy | gal | geezer | head | headhunter | hustler, operator, wheeler dealer | know-all, know-it-all | lazybones | man | middlebrow | mouth, mouthpiece | paperhanger | rainmaker | clone, dead ringer, ringer | shoofly | gloomy Gus, picklepuss, pouter, sourpuss | greyback, Johnny, Johnny Reb, Reb, Rebel | killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport, wet blanket | square, square toes | stuffed shirt | thrush | townee | card, wag, wit | woman | cleanup, killing | giveaway | meal ticket | swag | ice, sparkler | load | soup | size, size of it | state | frazzle | horniness, hot pants, hotness | charley-horse, charley horse | dumps, mopes | crack, shot | street | throw | fug | soup | sticks and stone | week from Monday | month of Sundays | blue moon | figure | foot, hoof, hoof it, leg it | keep one's eyes open, keep one's eyes peeled, keep one's eyes skinned | give it a try, give it a whirl | break | potted | living | come-at-able, get-at-able, getatable | un-come-at-able, un-get-at-able, ungetatable | dead-on | hot | fly | hot under the collar | huffy, mad, sore | livid | dinky | dishy | primo | chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied | bone-idle, bone-lazy | chancy, flukey, fluky, iffy | punch-drunk, silly, slaphappy | anserine, dopey, dopy, foolish, gooselike, goosey, goosy, jerky | buddy-buddy, chummy, thick | togged | bare-ass, bare-assed, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, naked as a jaybird, peeled, raw, stark naked | starkers | comfortable, comfy | bad, tough | flustered, hot and bothered, perturbed, rattled | jam-packed, jammed, packed | far-out, kinky, offbeat, quirky, way-out | boss-eyed | broken, busted | knocked-out | licked | plummy | done for, gone, kaput | tall | cushy, easygoing, soft | flat-footed, flatfooted | hopped-up, stoned | live | anxious, dying | ritzy | het up | crazy, dotty, gaga, wild | no-frills | crazy | big-ticket, high-ticket | cool | groovy, swagger | in | prehistoric | classy, posh, swish | snazzy | gammy | niffy | chummy, matey, pally, palsy-walsy | stuffed | honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, sure-enough | bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, old, peachy, slap-up, smashing, swell | hopeless | crappy, icky, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinky | no-good, rubber | shirty, snorty | straight | shady | killing, sidesplitting | dickey, dicky | big | fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial | potty | hep, hip, hip to | highbrow, highbrowed | banging, humongous, thumping, walloping, whopping | man-sized | whacking | bittie, bitty, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, wee, weensy, weeny | dinky, insignificant | hot | canned, transcribed | blue-eyed, fair-haired, white-haired | hexed, jinxed | blood-and-guts | bodacious | all-fired | decent | together | awful, frightful, terrible, tremendous | one, right | some | square | stuck | mind-bending, mind-blowing | dressy | cockamamie, cockamamy | beastly, god-awful, hellish | hot | crazy, half-baked, screwball, softheaded | high-flown, high-sounding, inflated | jumped-up | white-shoe | fat, juicy | kosher | cool | fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious | lunatic, moonstruck | screw-loose, screwy | all right, cool, fine, hunky-dory, o.k., ok, okay | umpteenth, umptieth, umteenth | hot | clubable, clubbable | bad | shy | A-one, ace, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, top-notch, topnotch, tops | boss, brag | bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny | ropey, ropy | gobsmacked | goggle-eyed, openmouthed, popeyed | jiggered | buttoned-up | pumped, pumped-up, pumped up, wired | economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting | all in, beat, bushed, dead | whacked | fuggy | knock-down-and-drag-out, knockdown-dragout | goofy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany | boiling | plum, plumb | all right, alright, O.K., okay | anyplace, anywhere | someplace, somewhere | all over, everyplace, everywhere | anon | apparently, evidently, manifestly, obviously, patently, plain, plainly | awful, awfully, frightfully, terribly | by all means | by no means, not by a blame sight, not by a long sight | good, soundly, thoroughly | flop, right | forever, forever and a day | dingdong | right smart, way | at any rate, at least, leastways, leastwise | irregardless | certainly, for certain, for sure, sure, sure as shooting, sure enough, surely | easily, easy | easy, soft | easy, slow, slowly, tardily | in a pig's eye | like crazy, like hell, like mad, like sin, like the devil, like thunder | hopelessly | bang, bolt, slap, slapdash, smack | rough, roughly | heaps | plop, plunk | plump | sweet, sweetly | catnap, forty winks, light sleep, nap, short sleep, snooze | AAVE, African American English, African American Vernacular English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics | decamp, skip, vamoose | straight up | excellent, fantabulous, first-class, ripping, splendid ... show more.
Polish: kolokwializm, kolokwialność, potoczność, styl potoczny
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