jargon

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old French jargon (chatter, talk, language)

Noun[edit]

jargon (countable and uncountable, plural jargons)

  1. (uncountable) A technical terminology unique to a particular subject.
  2. (countable) Language characteristic of a particular group.
    • 2014, Ian Hodder, Archaeological Theory Today
      In fact all the competing theories have developed their own specialized jargons and have a tendency to be difficult to penetrate.
  3. (uncountable) Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.
    • Macaulay
      A barbarous jargon.
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Verb[edit]

jargon (third-person singular simple present jargons, present participle jargoning, simple past and past participle jargoned)

  1. To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds.
    • Longfellow
      The noisy jay, / Jargoning like a foreigner at his food.

Etymology 2[edit]

French, from Italian giargone, from Persian زر گون (zar gun, gold-colored).

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Noun[edit]

jargon (plural jargons)

  1. A variety of zircon
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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French jargon (chatter, talk, language).

Noun[edit]

jargon n (plural jargons, diminutive jargonnetje n)

  1. A jargon, specialised language

Finnish[edit]

(index ja)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jargon

  1. jargon

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French gargun ("cheeping of birds"), from a root *garg expressing the sound of the throat or referring to it. See gargouille, gargariser, gargoter.
The initial /ʒ/ sound comes from a softening of /g/, as in jambe

Noun[edit]

jargon m (plural jargons)

  1. jargon, specialised or inintelligible language
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian giargone

Noun[edit]

jargon m (plural jargons)

  1. A jargon, zircon type

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

jargon m (oblique plural jargons, nominative singular jargons, nominative plural jargon)

  1. talk; chatter; conversation; talking

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French jargon.

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jargon

  1. jargon
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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

jargon

  1. gibberish
  2. A jargon, specialised language