jargon

Definitions:

  • The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders.
  • Nonsensical or incoherent language.
  • A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
  • To speak in or use jargon.
  • A colorless, yellowish, or smoky variety of the mineral zircon from Ceylon.
  • To utter unintelligible sounds.
  • Confused, unintelligible talk; irregular, formless speech or language; gabble; gibberish; babble.
  • Specifically A barbarous mixed speech, without literary monuments; a rude language resulting from the mixture of two or more discordant languages, especially of a cultivated language with a barbarous one: as, the Chinook <em>jargon</em>; the <em>jargon</em> called Pidgin-English.
  • Any phraseology peculiar to a sect, profession, trade, art, or science; professional slang or cant.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Chatter</em>, <em>Babble</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="prattle">prattle</internalXref>, <em>n.</em>
  • Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish.
  • an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.
  • To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
  • A variety of zircon. See <xref urlencoded="zircon">zircon</xref>.
  • A <xref>technical</xref> <xref>terminology</xref> unique to a particular subject.
  • Language characteristic of a particular <xref>group</xref>.
  • Speech or language that is <xref>incomprehensible</xref> or <xref>unintelligible</xref>; <xref>gibberish</xref>.
  • A variety of <xref>zircon</xref>
  • a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
  • specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
  • a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
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