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argot

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noun ar·got \ˈär-gət, -(ˌ)gō\

Simple Definition of argot

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

Full Definition of argot

  1. :  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

French


First Known Use: 1842

Rhymes with argot



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