jargon

Jargon usually means the specialized language used by people in the same work or profession. Internet advertising jargon includes the new words "click throughs" and "page views."

This noun can also refer to language that uses long sentences and hard words. If you say that someone's speech or writing is full of jargon, this means you don't approve of it and think it should be simplified. In Middle English, this word referred to chattering, so its origin is probably imitative: it echoes the sound of chatter or meaningless words.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: jargon

1
n
specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
2
n
a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: jargon
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n specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

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doctorspeak
medical jargon
ecobabble
using the technical language of ecology to make the user seem ecologically aware
Eurobabble
the jargon of European community documents and regulations
gobbledygook
incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists
psychobabble
using language loaded with psychological terminology
technobabble
technical jargon from computing and other high-tech subjects
Type of:
expressive style, style
a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

n a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

Synonyms:
argot, cant, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular
Types:
street name
slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)
rhyming slang
slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component
Type of:
non-standard speech
speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
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n a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon

Synonyms:
jargoon
Type of:
zircon, zirconium silicate
a common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent
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