[ US /ˈdʒɑɹɡən/ ]
  1. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    they don't speak our lingo
  2. a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
  3. specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
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How To Use jargon In A Sentence

  • Fanagalo, the jargon used on the mines, he advised them to 'tchella lo baas wena meningi mali; picanniny sebenza', meaning 'demand more pay and less work'. Class & Colour in South Africa 1850-1950 - Chapter 7
  • 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
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