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Jar"gon (?), n. [F. jargon, OF. also gargon, perh. akin to E. garrulous, or gargle.]

Confused, unintelligible [language]; [gibberish]; hence, an artificial [idiom] or [dialect]; [cant] language; slang.

"A barbarous jargon." Macaulay. "All jargon of the schools." Prior.

The jargon which serves the traffickers. Johnson.

<-- an idiom with frequent use of informal technical terms, as acronyms, used by specialists -->


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Jar"gon (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. [Jargon] (?); p. pr. & vb. n. [Jargoning].]

To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.

The noisy jay, Jargoning like a foreigner at his food. Longfellow.


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Jar"gon, n. [E.jargon, It. jiargone; perh. fr. Pers. zargn gold-colored, fr. zar gold. Cf. [Zircon].] [Mineralogy|Min.]

A variety of zircon. See [Zircon].


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