noun \ˈär-gət, -(ˌ)gō\

: the language used by a particular type or group of people

Full Definition of ARGOT

:  an often more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group <shoved into a taxi by a porter whose argot I couldn't understand — Allen Tate>

Examples of ARGOT

  1. groups communicating in their own secret argots
  2. <used the argot of figure skaters>

Origin of ARGOT

First Known Use: 1842

Rhymes with ARGOT


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