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Definition of Jargon


  1. Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish; hence, an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.
  2. To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
  3. A variety of zircon. See Zircon.

Jargon Quotations

Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
David Ogilvy

The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
Ezra Pound

Garbage can provide important details for hackers: names, telephone numbers, a company's internal jargon.
Kevin Mitnick

Yet Aristotle's excellence of substance, so far from being associated with the grand style, is associated with something that at times comes perilously near jargon.
Irving Babbitt

New York cops are very specific in terms of the way they talk and the way they handle themselves. All these cliches that, as an Englishman, I thought were from a bygone era or were a bit of poetic license with cop shows - the more you hang out with them, the more you realize how real that jargon is.
Theo James
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Jargon Translations

jargon in Dutch is jargon, taaltje
jargon in French is jargon
jargon in Hungarian is zsargon
jargon in Spanish is jerga
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