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- jargon (n.)
- mid-14c., "unintelligible talk, gibberish; chattering, jabbering," from Old French jargon "a chattering" (of birds), also "language, speech," especially "idle talk; thieves' Latin." Ultimately of echoic origin (compare Latin garrire "to chatter," English gargle). Often applied to something the speaker does not understand, hence meaning "mode of speech full of unfamiliar terms" (1650s). Middle English also had it as a verb, jargounen "to chatter" (late 14c.), from French.
- 1. APEC seems be drowning in an ocean of jargon.
- 2. Their jargon is impenetrable to an outsider.
- 3. The jargon in his talk was opaque to me.
- 4. He spoke such a jargon I couldn't make head or tail of what he said.
- 5. The only magazine in the waiting room was a scientific journal full of technical jargon above my head.
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