argot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French argot, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɑːɡəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑɹɡoʊ/, /ˈɑɹɡət/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: (UK) -ɑːɡəʊ, (US) -ɑɹɡoʊ

Noun[edit]

argot (plural argots)

  1. A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps and vagabonds.
    Synonyms: cant, jargon, slang
  2. The specialized informal vocabulary and terminology used between people with special skill in a field, such as between doctors, mathematicians or hackers.
    Synonym: jargon
    The conversation was in the argot of the trade, full of acronyms and abbreviations that made no sense to the uninitiate.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French argot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

argot m (plural argots)

  1. slang, argot
  2. jargon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of obscure origin, first attested in 1628.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

argot m (plural argots)

  1. slang
  2. cant (secret language)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: argot
  • English: argot
  • Galician: argot
  • German: Argot
  • Greek: αργκό (argkó)
  • Hungarian: argó
  • Italian: argot
  • Polish: argot
  • Portuguese: argot
  • Romanian: argou
  • Russian: арго́ (argó)
  • Spanish: argot

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French argot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

argot n (indeclinable) or argot m inan

  1. (literary) argot
    Synonyms: gwara, slang, żargon

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable, or colloquially:

Further reading[edit]

  • argot in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • argot in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French argot.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

argot m (plural argots)

  1. (linguistics) argot (a secret language used by thieves, tramps and vagabonds)
    Synonym: calão
  2. (linguistics) argot (specialised vocabulary and terminology of a field)
    Synonym: jargão

References[edit]

  1. ^ argot” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2022.
  2. ^ argot” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French argot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aɾˈɡot/, [aɾˈɣ̞ot̪]

Noun[edit]

argot m (plural argot)

  1. slang, argot
    Synonym: jerga

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