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Slang is a kind of language consisting of very informal words and phrases. Slang is more common in speech than in writing. Slang words are often used in a particular context or by a particular group of people. These are English slang words beginning with the letter A.
ace (1) - very skillful, very good at something
ace (2) - to easily pass an exam or a test
admin - administrator, administration, person or department that runs an organisation
afters - dessert, sweet dish eaten after the main course of a meal
aggro - aggressive, violent
ain't - slang contraction of "is not", "are not", "am not", "have not" and "has not"
airy-fairy - overly idealistic, lacking down-to-earth common sense
app - a computer software application
armpit - a very unpleasant place
arty, artsy - displaying an interest in the arts or high culture
awesome - amazing, impressive, really cool
axe, ax (1) - to dismiss someone from a job (v.), dismissal from a job (n.)
axe, ax (2) - a musical instrument, esp. a jazz musician's guitar, trumpet or saxophone
Offensive slang
These words should be used with care. Although they are not particularly "hot", they can be offensive to the person they are applied to. For example, if you call somebody an "airhead", that person could be insulted although anybody listening would not be shocked.
airhead - a silly, stupid person
alky, alkie, alchy - an alcoholic
ankle-biter - a child

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