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1. jargon

noun. ['ˈdʒɑːrgən'] a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves).

Synonyms

  • vernacular
  • slang
  • argot
  • street name
  • lingo
  • cant
  • patois
  • rhyming slang

Etymology

  • jargon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Jargon

  • vonbargen
  • sargen
  • largen
  • hargan
  • gargan
  • dargan
  • bargain

How do you pronounce jargon?

Pronounce jargon as ˈʤɑrgən.

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Sentences with jargon


1. Noun, singular or mass
Get ready for some scientific and mathematical jargon you may not have heard before.

Quotes about jargon


1. My experience with forgiveness is that it sort of comes spontaneously at a certain point and to try to force it it's not really forgiveness. It's Buddhist philosophy or something spiritual jargon that you're trying to live up to but you're just using it against yourself as a reason why you're not okay.
- Pema Chödrön

2. [Math] curriculum is obsessed with jargon and nomenclature seemingly for no other purpose than to provide teachers with something to test the students on.
- Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

2. jargon

noun. ['ˈdʒɑːrgən'] a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon.

Synonyms

  • jargoon
  • zircon

Etymology

  • jargon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. jargon

noun. ['ˈdʒɑːrgən'] specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject.

Synonyms

  • style
  • doctorspeak
  • Eurobabble
  • gobbledygook
  • expressive style
  • psychobabble
  • ecobabble

Antonyms

  • undeceive
  • stand still
  • terseness
  • verboseness

Etymology

  • jargon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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