- What does 'Seen' mean in slang?
- Where can I find the definition of other slang terms?
- What is slang?
Slang is often something that is associated with young people and can be thought of as a special type of coding that young people use to baffle older generations. Slang is not only used by young people however and is commonly used in older generations and among all social groups. Slang may be frowned upon by some people as lowering the standard of language and making it appear sloppy and unplanned. Slang is often used to describe taboo activities and swearing is sometimes classed as slang so this is part of the reason why it is frowned upon and avoided in formal situations.