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) 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.
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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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Longfellow and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The noisy jay, / Jargoning like a foreigner at his food.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

jargon (plural jargons)

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

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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. A jargon, specialised language

Finnish[edit]

(index ja)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English jargon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɑrɡon/, [ˈjɑrɡo̞n]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrɡon
  • Syllabification: 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
instructive jargonein
abessive jargonitta jargoneitta
comitative jargoneineen
Possessive forms of jargon (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person jargonini jargonimme
2nd person jargonisi jargoninne
3rd person jargoninsa

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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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Descendants[edit]
  • Czech: žargon
  • Dutch: jargon
  • English: jargon
  • Esperanto: ĵargono
  • German: Jargon
  • Hungarian: zsargon

Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian giargone. Doublet of zircon.

Noun[edit]

jargon m (plural jargons)

  1. jargon, a zircon type
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

jargon” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

jargon

  1. Alternative form of jargoun.

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. talk; chatter; conversation; talking

Descendants[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