jargon code

noun

Definition of jargon code

: a full set of code names for use in otherwise plain language communication in order to conceal persons, things, or actions being discussed in a jargon code of Louis XIII, the pope is referred to as “the rose”, Rome as “the garden”

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“Jargon code.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jargon%20code. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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