[ US /ˈdʒɑɹɡən/ ]
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
they don't speak our lingo
- a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
- specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
How To Use jargon In A Sentence
- This article's so full of jargon it's just double Dutch to me.
- The work, epic in its tendencies, belongs to the category of burlesque compositions in macaronic verse (that is in a jargon, made up of Latin words mingled with Italian words, given a Latin aspect), which had already been inaugurated by Tifi Odasi in his "Macaronea", and which, in a measure, marks a continuance of the goliardic traditions of the Middle Ages. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI
- Many hospitals, for instance, make a professional available to go over the records with the patient, who might not understand the medical jargon therein.
- A survey of small businesses has found that more than a quarter have admitted they made the wrong IT purchases because they were confused by overly complicated technical jargon.
- The offer was couched in legal jargon.
- The only magazine in the waiting room was a scientific journal full of technical jargon above my head.
- It is one of a torrent of jargon words, phrases, clichés and bureaucratic gobbledygook that have grown to clutter our language.
- APEC seems be drowning in an ocean of jargon.
- Double Representation; nay almost enjoining it, so loud is the jargon and eleutheromania. The French Revolution
- You only consider the hounds as a fleeting object at which to ride; the fox as a necessary evil, without which all this 'rasping' and 'bruising' and 'cutting down,' as you call it in your ridiculous jargon, cannot be attained. Kate Coventry An Autobiography