n) KEY NOUN:
- Nonsensical, incoherent, or meaningless talk.
- A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin.
- The specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group. See Synonyms at dialect.
- Speech or writing having unusual or pretentious vocabulary, convoluted phrasing, and vague meaning.
- To speak in or use jargon.
Middle English jargoun
, from Old French jargon
, probably of imitative originOTHER FORMS:jargon·ist