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Meaning of JARGON

Pronunciation:  'jârgun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
  2. [n]  a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
  3. [n]  a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon

JARGON is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: argot, cant, jargoon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular
 See Also: ecobabble, Eurobabble, expressive style, gobbledygook, non-standard speech, psychobabble, rhyming slang, style, technobabble, zircon, zirconium silicate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jar"gon\, n. [F. jargon, OF. also gargon, perh. akin to
    E. garrulous, or gargle.]
    Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish; hence, an
    artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang. ``A
    barbarous jargon.'' --Macaulay. ``All jargon of the
    schools.'' --Prior.
          The jargon which serves the traffickers. --Johnson.
  2. \Jar"gon\ (j[aum]r"g[o^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Jargoned} (-g[o^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Jargoning}.]
    To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds;
    to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
          The noisy jay, Jargoning like a foreigner at his food.
  3. \Jar"gon\, n. [E. jargon, It. jiargone; perh. fr. Pers.
    zarg?n gold-colored, fr. zar gold. Cf. {Zircon}.] (Min.)
    A variety of zircon. See {Zircon}.
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