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6 definitions found
 for jargon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jargon \Jar"gon\, n. [E. jargon, It. jiargone; perh. fr. Pers.
     zarg[=u]n gold-colored, fr. zar gold. Cf. Zircon.] (Min.)
     A variety of zircon. See Zircon.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jargon \Jar"gon\, n. [F. jargon, OF. also gargon, perh. akin to
     E. garrulous, or gargle.]
     1. Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish. "A barbarous
        jargon." --Macaulay. "All jargon of the schools." --Prior.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence: an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language;
        slang. Especially, an idiom with frequent use of informal
        technical terms, such as acronyms, used by specialists.
        "All jargon of the schools." --Prior.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The jargon which serves the traffickers. --Johnson.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jargon \Jar"gon\ (j[aum]r"g[o^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Jargoned (-g[o^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Jargoning.]
     To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds;
     to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The noisy jay,
           Jargoning like a foreigner at his food.  --Longfellow.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zircon \Zir"con\, n. [F., the same word as jargon. See Jargon
     a variety of zircon.]
     1. (Min.) A mineral consisting predominantly of zirconium
        silicate ({Zr2SiO4) occurring in tetragonal crystals,
        usually of a brown or gray color. It consists of silica
        and zirconia. A red variety, used as a gem, is called
        hyacinth. Colorless, pale-yellow or smoky-brown
        varieties from Ceylon are called jargon.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. an imitation gemstone made of cubic zirconia.
        [PJC]
  
     Zircon syenite, a coarse-grained syenite containing zircon
        crystals and often also elaeolite. It is largely developed
        in Southern Norway.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  jargon
      n 1: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among
           thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" [syn: slang,
           cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular]
      2: a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon [syn:
         jargoon, jargon]
      3: specialized technical terminology characteristic of a
         particular subject

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "jargon":
     Aesopian language, Babel, Beach-la-mar, Greek, Kitchen Kaffir,
     Oregon Jargon, Sabir, abracadabra, absurdity, amphigory, argot,
     auxiliary language, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage,
     bibble-babble, blabber, blather, bombast, bosh, bull, bunk, cackle,
     cant, chatter, cipher, claptrap, code, colloquialize, crap, creole,
     creole language, creolized language, cryptogram, dialect,
     dictionary, double Dutch, double-talk, drivel, drool,
     fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flapdoodle, flummery, folderol, fudge,
     fustian, gab, gabble, galimatias, gammon, garbage, garble, gibber,
     gibberish, gibble-gabble, gift of tongues, glossolalia,
     gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, hogwash, humbug, idiom, interlanguage,
     jabber, jabberwocky, jargonize, jumble, koine, language, lexicon,
     lingo, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, noise, nonsense,
     pack of nonsense, palaver, parlance, patois, patter, phraseology,
     pidgin, pidgin English, piffle, prate, prattle, rant, rigamarole,
     rigmarole, rodomontade, rot, rubbish, scatology, scramble,
     secret language, skimble-skamble, slang, speak, speech,
     stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, taboo language, talk,
     talkee-talkee, trade language, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle,
     twiddle-twaddle, use language, vaporing, vernacular, vocabulary,
     vulgar language, waffling
  
  

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