jerga

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxerɡa/, [ˈxerɣa]

Etymology 1[edit]

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From Old Occitan gergon, from Old French jargon (the chattering of birds). Ultimately of echoic origin. Compare Latin garriō (to chatter); English gargle, garrulous; Spanish garganta, gárgara, gargajo, jerigonza.

Noun[edit]

jerga f (plural jergas)

  1. jargon; slang
    palabra de jerga
    jargon word

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin sērica. Compare Portuguese xerga.

Noun[edit]

jerga f (plural jergas)

  1. straw pallet, coarse cotton fringe, (in New Mexican Spanish) any floor covering or mat

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