jargle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Swedish jerga to repeat angrily, to brawl, Icelandic jarg tedious iteration, French jargonner to talk jargon. See jargon.

Verb[edit]

jargle (third-person singular simple present jargles, present participle jargling, simple past and past participle jargled)

  1. (obsolete) To emit a harsh or discordant sound.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.