Definition of Jargon

1. Noun. A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves). "They don't speak our lingo"

Exact synonyms: Argot, Cant, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Examples of language type: Bite, Swiz, Heist, Rip-off, Shakedown, Power Trip, Ass, Fuck, Fucking, Nookie, Nooky, Piece Of Ass, Piece Of Tail, Roll In The Hay, Screw, Screwing, Shag, Shtup, Blowjob, Cock Sucking, Hand Job, Jacking Off, Jerking Off, Wank, Dekko, Square-bashing, Shakedown, Caff, Deck, Gat, Rod, Mickey Finn, Nick, Dreck, Schlock, Shlock, Cert, Legs, Soup-strainer, Toothbrush, Arse, Arsehole, Asshole, Bunghole, Bay Window, Corporation, Pot, Potbelly, Tummy, Niff, Pong, Corker, Hooey, Poppycock, Stuff, Stuff And Nonsense, Baloney, Bilgewater, Boloney, Bosh, Drool, Humbug, Taradiddle, Tarradiddle, Tommyrot, Tosh, Twaddle, Applesauce, Codswallop, Folderol, Rubbish, Trash, Tripe, Trumpery, Wish-wash, Skin Flick, Dibs, Bun-fight, Bunfight, Burnup, Nosh-up, Hood, 'hood, Paleface, Poor White Trash, White Trash, Honkey, Honkie, Honky, Whitey, Gook, Slant-eye, Injun, Red Man, Redskin, Hymie, Kike, Sheeny, Yid, Chinaman, Chink, Dago, Ginzo, Greaseball, Guinea, Wop, Jap, Nip, Spic, Spick, Spik, Boche, Hun, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Airhead, Babe, Baby, Sister, Bad Egg, Boffin, Butch, Dike, Dyke, Good Egg, Guvnor, Old Man, Out-and-outer, Schlockmeister, Shlockmeister, Squeeze, Suit, Tripper, Wog, Juice, Big Bucks, Big Money, Bundle, Megabucks, Pile, Key, Skinful, Juice, The Shits, The Trots, Heebie-jeebies, Jitters, Screaming Meemies, Bitch, Give, Buy It, Pip Out, Feel, Hoof, Chuck, Ditch, Bunk Off, Play Hooky, Square, Straight, Besotted, Blind Drunk, Blotto, Cockeyed, Crocked, Fuddled, Loaded, Pie-eyed, Pissed, Pixilated, Plastered, Slopped, Sloshed, Smashed, Soaked, Soused, Sozzled, Squiffy, Stiff, Tight, Wet, Can-do, Freaky, Uncool, Butch, Grotty, Some, Mean, Bolshy, Stroppy, Pint-size, Pint-sized, Runty, Sawed-off, Sawn-off, Slam-bang, Clean, Plum, Plumb, Drop-dead, Baddie, Bennie, Cat, Stiff
Specialized synonyms: Street Name, Rhyming Slang
Generic synonyms: Non-standard Speech
Derivative terms: Slang, Slangy

2. Noun. A colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon.
Exact synonyms: Jargoon
Generic synonyms: Zircon, Zirconium Silicate

3. Noun. Specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject.

Definition of Jargon

1. n. Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish; hence, an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.

2. v. i. To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.

3. n. A variety of zircon. See Zircon.

Definition of Jargon

1. Noun. A technical terminology unique to a particular subject. ¹

2. Noun. Language characteristic of a particular group. ¹

3. Noun. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish. ¹

4. Noun. A variety of zircon ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Jargon

1. to speak or write an obscure and often pretentious kind of language [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Jargon

1. A variety of zircon. See Zircon. Origin: E.jargon, It. Jiargone; perh. Fr. Pers. Zargn gold-coloured, fr. Zar gold. Cf. Zircon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jargon

jarbua terapon
jargon (current term)
jargon aphasia

Literary usage of Jargon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"In modern use jargon is a pejorative term meaning more or less “obscure and often pretentious ... jargon is not prone to double meanings —Mary C. Bromage, ..."

2. Technical Writing by Thomas Arthur Rickard (1920)
"The two main vices of jargon, he says, are "that it uses circumlocution rather ... jargon is "an infirmity of speech", it is not journalese, but akin to it. ..."

3. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1901)
"Thus, it may best be described as a "jargon," since it is not a language in ... The manufacture of such jargon is recognised not only in the preface to the ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"... eight-line stanzas, with ballads and rondeaus interposed; a volume of 'Ballades'; and a collection of poems in a jargon to-day unintelligible, 'jargon. ..."

5. Journal of the American Oriental Society by American Oriental Society (1907)
"The late Charles Godfrey Leland, who was the most trustworthy authority on the English gypsey jargon and with whom in his declining years the present writer ..."

6. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum (1808)
"I. NATURAL HISTORY OF ZIRCON, OR jargon. THIS earth was discovered in the year 1793, by Klaproth of Berlin, in the Zircon or jargon, a gem first brought ..."

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