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English noun: jargon

1. jargon (communication) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)


SamplesThey don't speak our lingo.


Synonymsargot, cant, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular


Broader (hypernym)non-standard speech


Narrower (hyponym)rhyming slang, street name


Domain usage members'hood, airhead, applesauce, arse, arsehole, ass, asshole, babe, baby, bad egg, baloney, bay window, besotted, big bucks, big money, bilgewater, bitch, bite, blind drunk, blotto, blowjob, Boche, boffin, boloney, bolshy, bosh, bun-fight, bundle, bunfight, bunghole, bunk off, burnup, butch, butch, buy it, caff, can-do, cert, Chinaman, chink, chuck, clean, cock sucking, cockeyed, codswallop, corker, corporation, crocked, dago, deck, dekko, dibs, dike, ditch, dreck, drool, drop-dead, dyke, feel, folderol, freaky, fuck, fucking, fuddled, gat, ginzo, give, good egg, gook, greaseball, grotty, Guinea, guvnor, hand job, heebie-jeebies, heist, honkey, honkie, honky, hood, hooey, hoof, humbug, Hun, hymie, Injun, jacking off, Jap, jerking off, Jerry, jitters, juice, juice, key, kike, Kraut, Krauthead, legs, loaded, mean, megabucks, Mickey Finn, nick, niff, Nip, nookie, nooky, nosh-up, old man, out-and-outer, paleface, pie-eyed, piece of ass, piece of tail, pile, pint-size, pint-sized, pip out, pissed, pixilated, plastered, play hooky, plum, plumb, pong, poor white trash, poppycock, pot, potbelly, power trip, red man, Redskin, rip-off, rod, roll in the hay, rubbish, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, schlock, schlockmeister, screaming meemies, screw, screwing, shag, shakedown, shakedown, sheeny, shlock, shlockmeister, shtup, sister, skin flick, skinful, slam-bang, slant-eye, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, some, soup-strainer, soused, sozzled, spic, spick, spik, square, square-bashing, squeeze, squiffy, stiff, straight, stroppy, stuff, stuff and nonsense, suit, swiz, taradiddle, tarradiddle, the shits, the trots, tight, tommyrot, toothbrush, tosh, trash, tripe, tripper, trumpery, tummy, twaddle, uncool, wank, wet, white trash, whitey, wish-wash, wog, wop, yid

2. jargon (substance) a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon


Synonymsjargoon


Broader (hypernym)zircon, zirconium silicate

3. jargon (communication) specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject


Broader (hypernym)expressive style, style


Narrower (hyponym)doctorspeak, ecobabble, Eurobabble, gobbledygook, psychobabble, technobabble









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