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jar·gon  audio  (järgn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Nonsensical, incoherent, or meaningless talk.
  2. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin.
  3. The specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group. See Synonyms at dialect.
  4. Speech or writing having unusual or pretentious vocabulary, convoluted phrasing, and vague meaning.
intr.v.
jar·goned, jar·gon·ing, jar·gons
To speak in or use jargon.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English jargoun, from Old French jargon, probably of imitative origin

OTHER FORMS:
jargon·ist or jargon·eer(Noun), jargon·istic(Adjective)


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