In the argot of the wonks and wizards of geopolitics, Latin America has rarely been a game changer.
The inseparable Thingumy and Bob speak an argot of spoonerisms (“Nake no totice” and so on), and carry a secret ruby.
Heymann had little trouble adapting to the argot of the show.
For those unfamiliar with the argot, a “buffalo” is a “nickel” uh, five years?
I now observed, for the first time, that argot had evidently tried to disguise himself.
"It is a kind of argot which belongs only to Americans," I answered in an undertone.
You wouldn't understand the argot in my songs, and if you did you wouldn't understand my being able to sing them.
"That looks good to me," said Peter, delighted that the argot fell so aptly from his lips.
I shouted, as argot (for it was indeed he) tried to fire over his shoulder.
For it was all refinement at the beginning, and wandered off into argot that was the very reverse.
1860, from French argot (17c.) "the jargon of Paris rogues and thieves," earlier "the company of beggars," from Middle French argot, "group of beggars," origin unknown. Gamillscheg suggests a connection to Old French argoter "to cut off the stubs left in pruning," with a connecting sense of "to get a grip on." The best English equivalent is perhaps cant. The German equivalent is Rotwelsch, literally "Red Welsh," but the first element may be connected with Middle High German rot "beggar." Earlier in English was pedlar's French (1520s) "language of thieves and vagabonds."