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]

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)

Pronunciation[edit]

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 jargonilleˣ jargoneilleˣ
essive jargonina jargoneina
translative jargoniksi jargoneiksi
instructive jargonein
abessive jargonitta jargoneitta
comitative jargoneineen

French[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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian giargone

Noun[edit]

jargon m ‎(plural jargons)

  1. A jargon, zircon type

References[edit]

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


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.

Noun[edit]

jargon

  1. jargon
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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

jargon

  1. gibberish
  2. A jargon, specialised language