Actually, the lexicographic recording of slang is a relatively recent phenomenon.
Articles by Howard Richler
What do the Dickensian character Ebenezer Scrooge, Shakespearean character Mistress Quickly, and Richard Sheridan’s character
Writing in 1991, Rosalie Maggio in the Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage remarked that “sexual harassment was not a term anyone used 20 years ago; today we have laws against it.”
My latest word obsession is to create a term to describe folks like myself and many of you who are over 65 but uncomfortable with the terms “senior” or “elderly.”
Surprisingly, the near universality of recognition for parents is almost matched by the similarity many languages have for these two words.