jargon

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English jargoun, jargon, from Old French jargon, a variant of gargon, gargun (chatter; talk; language).

Noun[edit]

jargon (countable and uncountable, plural jargons)

  1. (uncountable) A technical terminology unique to a particular subject.
  2. (countable) A language characteristic of a particular group.
    • 1849, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter I, in The History of England from the Accession of James II, volume I, London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, →OCLC, page 11:
      They [the Normans] abandoned their native speech, and adopted the French tongue, in which Latin was the predominant element. They speedily raised their new language to a dignity and importance which it had never before possessed. They found it a barbarous jargon; they fixed it in writing; and they employed it in legislation, in poetry, and in romance.
    • 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.
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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.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

jargon (countable and uncountable, plural jargons)

  1. Alternative form of jargoon (A variety of zircon)

Further reading[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jɑrˈɣɔn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: jar‧gon

Noun[edit]

jargon n (plural jargons, diminutive jargonnetje n)

  1. jargon, specialised language

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French jargon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɑrɡon/, [ˈjɑ̝rɡo̞n]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrɡon
  • Syllabification(key): jar‧gon

Noun[edit]

jargon

  1. jargon

Declension[edit]

Inflection of jargon (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative jargon jargonit
genitive jargonin jargonien
partitive jargonia jargoneja
illative jargoniin jargoneihin
singular plural
nominative jargon jargonit
accusative nom. jargon jargonit
gen. jargonin
genitive jargonin jargonien
partitive jargonia jargoneja
inessive jargonissa jargoneissa
elative jargonista jargoneista
illative jargoniin jargoneihin
adessive jargonilla jargoneilla
ablative jargonilta jargoneilta
allative jargonille jargoneille
essive jargonina jargoneina
translative jargoniksi jargoneiksi
abessive jargonitta jargoneitta
instructive jargonein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of jargon (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative jargonini jargonini
accusative nom. jargonini jargonini
gen. jargonini
genitive jargonini jargonieni
partitive jargoniani jargonejani
inessive jargonissani jargoneissani
elative jargonistani jargoneistani
illative jargoniini jargoneihini
adessive jargonillani jargoneillani
ablative jargoniltani jargoneiltani
allative jargonilleni jargoneilleni
essive jargoninani jargoneinani
translative jargonikseni jargoneikseni
abessive jargonittani jargoneittani
instructive
comitative jargoneineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative jargonisi jargonisi
accusative nom. jargonisi jargonisi
gen. jargonisi
genitive jargonisi jargoniesi
partitive jargoniasi jargonejasi
inessive jargonissasi jargoneissasi
elative jargonistasi jargoneistasi
illative jargoniisi jargoneihisi
adessive jargonillasi jargoneillasi
ablative jargoniltasi jargoneiltasi
allative jargonillesi jargoneillesi
essive jargoninasi jargoneinasi
translative jargoniksesi jargoneiksesi
abessive jargonittasi jargoneittasi
instructive
comitative jargoneinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative jargonimme jargonimme
accusative nom. jargonimme jargonimme
gen. jargonimme
genitive jargonimme jargoniemme
partitive jargoniamme jargonejamme
inessive jargonissamme jargoneissamme
elative jargonistamme jargoneistamme
illative jargoniimme jargoneihimme
adessive jargonillamme jargoneillamme
ablative jargoniltamme jargoneiltamme
allative jargonillemme jargoneillemme
essive jargoninamme jargoneinamme
translative jargoniksemme jargoneiksemme
abessive jargonittamme jargoneittamme
instructive
comitative jargoneinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative jargoninne jargoninne
accusative nom. jargoninne jargoninne
gen. jargoninne
genitive jargoninne jargonienne
partitive jargonianne jargonejanne
inessive jargonissanne jargoneissanne
elative jargonistanne jargoneistanne
illative jargoniinne jargoneihinne
adessive jargonillanne jargoneillanne
ablative jargoniltanne jargoneiltanne
allative jargonillenne jargoneillenne
essive jargoninanne jargoneinanne
translative jargoniksenne jargoneiksenne
abessive jargonittanne jargoneittanne
instructive
comitative jargoneinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative jargoninsa jargoninsa
accusative nom. jargoninsa jargoninsa
gen. jargoninsa
genitive jargoninsa jargoniensa
partitive jargoniaan
jargoniansa
jargonejaan
jargonejansa
inessive jargonissaan
jargonissansa
jargoneissaan
jargoneissansa
elative jargonistaan
jargonistansa
jargoneistaan
jargoneistansa
illative jargoniinsa jargoneihinsa
adessive jargonillaan
jargonillansa
jargoneillaan
jargoneillansa
ablative jargoniltaan
jargoniltansa
jargoneiltaan
jargoneiltansa
allative jargonilleen
jargonillensa
jargoneilleen
jargoneillensa
essive jargoninaan
jargoninansa
jargoneinaan
jargoneinansa
translative jargonikseen
jargoniksensa
jargoneikseen
jargoneiksensa
abessive jargonittaan
jargonittansa
jargoneittaan
jargoneittansa
instructive
comitative jargoneineen
jargoneinensa

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old French jargon, 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 unintelligible language
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian giargone. Doublet of zircon.

Noun[edit]

jargon m (plural jargons)

  1. jargon, a zircon type
Descendants[edit]

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

jargon

  1. Alternative form of jargoun.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of imitative origin, similar to Latin garrio (I chatter).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. talk; chatter; conversation; talking

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French jargon.

Noun[edit]

jargon n (plural jargoane)

  1. jargon, slang

Declension[edit]

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French jargon.

Noun[edit]

jargon (definite accusative jargonu, plural jargonlar)

  1. jargon

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

jargon

  1. gibberish
  2. A jargon, specialised language