- The definition of jargon is the language of a particular trade or group that would be meaningless to others.
An example of jargon is "RBI" to baseball.
Baseball has it's own jargon.
- incoherent speech; gibberish
- a language or dialect unknown to one so that it seems incomprehensible or outlandish
- a mixed or hybrid language or dialect; esp., pidgin
- the specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work, profession, etc., as of sportswriters or social workers: a somewhat derogatory term, often implying unintelligibility
- speech or writing full of long, unfamiliar, or roundabout words or phrases
Origin of jargonMiddle English ; from Middle French a chattering (of birds): ultimately of echoic origin, originally
Origin of jargonFrench ; from Italian giargone ; from Arabic zarqūn: see zircon
- The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders: a crime novel that uses a lot of police jargon.
- Nonsensical or incoherent language: “Your description will be considered as mere jargon by every man of sense” (Alexander Hamilton).
- A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
intransitive verbjar·goned, jar·gon·ing, jar·gons
Origin of jargonMiddle English jargoun, from Old French jargon, probably of imitative origin.
- jar′gon·ist, jar′gon·eer′
(countable and uncountable, plural jargons)
(third-person singular simple present jargons, present participle jargoning, simple past and past participle jargoned)
- To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds.
Old French jargon (“chatter, talk, language”)
- A variety of zircon
jargon - Computer Definition
The specialized spoken language of an industry or profession. The high-tech world is naturally loaded with jargon. Contrast with "slang," which refers to words used as alternates to other words or that are used in certain venues only. See syntax.