verb (used without object)
- jargon aphasia,
- jarisch-herxheimer reaction,
Origin of jargon1
Origin of jargon2
Examples from the Web for jargon
Above all, she felt, there was a more pressing need for it than ever before, with jargon steadily taking over the world.
This piece of jargon is pretty common on mainstream movie sets: “director of photography,” or head cinematographer.Six Words That Mean Something VERY Different to Porn Stars|Aurora Snow|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Next up, in the Mother of All Disasters trifecta, another deadly piece of jargon: liquefaction.
Elections make sense; central-bank announcements replete with jargon, arcane policies, and acronyms do not stir souls.Mario Draghi May Become the Man Who Saved Europe—and the World|Zachary Karabell|September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Koon: Buffed out is jargon that I have come to associate with very muscular.L.A. Riots Anniversary: Stacey Koon’s Disturbing Testimony|Christine Pelisek|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This language, or jargon, known as Shelta, has been the subject of much learned writing.The Gypsy's Parson|George Hall
Fear of death is, in brief, part of the jargon of priestcraft.A Grammar of Freethought|Chapman Cohen
The stern and simple trapper loved the sound of the waters better than the jargon of the French of the old country.Burlesques|William Makepeace Thackeray
I had been here long enough to understand most of their jargon.The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island|Roger Thompson Finlay
If your language be jargon, your intellect, if not your whole character, will almost certainly correspond.How To Write Special Feature Articles|Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Word Origin for jargon
Word Origin for jargon
mid-14c., "unintelligible talk, gibberish; chattering, jabbering," from Old French jargon "a chattering" (of birds), also "language, speech," especially "idle talk; thieves' Latin." Ultimately of echoic origin (cf. Latin garrire "to chatter," English gargle). Often applied to something the speaker does not understand, hence meaning "mode of speech full of unfamiliar terms" (1650s). Middle English also had it as a verb, jargounen "to chatter" (late 14c.), from French.
A special language belonging exclusively to a group, often a profession. Engineers, lawyers, doctors, tax analysts, and the like all use jargon to exchange complex information efficiently. Jargon is often unintelligible to those outside the group that uses it. For example, here is a passage from a computer manual with the jargon italicized: “The RZ887-x current loop interface allows the computer to use a centronics blocked duplex protocol.” (See slang.)