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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

Incomprehensible jargon is the hallmark of a profession.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Greece will not manage to get back on its feet without restructuring its debt. There is no way around it. The country's creditors will have to reduce a portion of its debts by extending maturity dates, lowering interest rates or giving them what's called a 'haircut' in financial jargon.
Peer Steinbruck

People say jargon is a bad thing, but it's really a shortcut vocabulary professionals use to understand one another.
Erin McKean

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

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