SoSlang is a public domain definition which is compiled by its users. It is sort of "Wikipedia' but for the dictionary and for slang words. For those people who may hear a word that they don't understand, instead of undergoing the embarrassment of asking everyone what a word means, they can visit this app to get an opinion. Users can also read how the word is used in a sentence so that they can understand it in its proper context. Also, for users who have either adopted or developed a slang word, they can go onto SoSlang.com and add a definition to this huge dictionary and enlighten the world. Finally, for users who simply want to add new words to their lexicon, they can browse the SoSlang database by letter and stumble upon new words and their meanings.Show more screenshots »
As of May 2012, SoSlang contained over 6 million urban slang definitions compiled by its users. It is supported by a team headquartered out of Utah.
SoSlang is an wiki-style dictionary devoted to slang words. It is also unique in that it provides its users with the words in its database being used in a sentence which makes it easier to understand. There is also no shortage of expletives on SoSlang, so users are forewarned!
SoSlang is very simple in its approach and design and words are pretty easily located. Even if a user searches for a word and they misspell it, it is likely that they will be directed to the "correct" spelling of the word. This makes using the app particularly simple. The site was fast and responsive and there were no bugs or errors encountered during this review.
There's no need to register for SoSlang. Anyone can lookup words or definitions. For those users who want to lend a definition to the database, the app does request that the user provide their "username" (for crediting purposes) and their email address.
SoSlang is a free web app for anyone to use.
SoSlang is really handy for anyone who has heard a word that they didn't understand and who wanted to locate a definition without letting the world know that they don't know what it means. The only downside is that there could be some issues with the quality of the definitions since it is derived from the public. Additionally, there are some "not-so-nice" words so children and those easily offended may not want to browse the site either.