[ jahr-guh-nahyz ]
/ ˈdʒɑr gəˌnaɪz /
verb (used without object), jar·gon·ized, jar·gon·iz·ing.
to talk jargon or a jargon.
verb (used with object), jar·gon·ized, jar·gon·iz·ing.
to translate into jargon.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Also especially British, jar·gon·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM jargonizejar·gon·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jargonize
/ (ˈdʒɑːɡəˌnaɪz) /
(tr) to translate into jargon
(intr) to talk in jargon
Derived forms of jargonizejargonization or jargonisation, noun
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