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jargon

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noun jar·gon \ˈjär-gən, -ˌgän\

Definition of jargon

  1. 1 :  the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group sports jargon

  2. 2 :  obscure and often pretentious language marked by circumlocutions and long words an academic essay filled with jargon

  3. 3a :  confused unintelligible languageb :  a strange, outlandish, or barbarous language or dialectc :  a hybrid language or dialect simplified in vocabulary and grammar and used for communication between peoples of different speech

jargony

play \ˈjär-gə-nē, -ˌgä-nē\ adjective

Examples of jargon in a sentence

  1. medical jargon that the layman cannot understand

  2. an academic essay filled with jargon

Origin and Etymology of jargon

Middle English, from Anglo-French jargun, gargon


First Known Use: 14th century

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jargon

verb jar·gon

Definition of jargon

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  jargonize

  3. 2 :  twitter, warble

Examples of jargon in a sentence

  1. the birds who began jargoning to greet the dawn

Origin and Etymology of jargon

see 1jargon


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Language Terms


JARGON Defined for English Language Learners

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jargon

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noun jar·gon \ˈjär-gən, -ˌgän\

Definition of jargon for English Language Learners

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


JARGON Defined for Kids

jargon

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noun jar·gon \ˈjär-gən, -ˌgän\

Definition of jargon for Students

  1. 1 :  the special vocabulary of an activity or group sports jargon

  2. 2 :  language that is not clear and is full of long words


Medical Dictionary

jargon

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noun jar·gon \ˈjär-gən, -ˌgän\

Medical Definition of jargon

  1. 1:  the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity, group, profession, or field of study medical jargon

  2. 2:  unintelligible, meaningless, or incoherent speech (as that associated with Wernicke's aphasia or some forms of schizophrenia)



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