Argot definition

ärgō
The specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work, way of life, etc., as the language used by computer hackers.
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A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group.

Thieves' argot.

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The definition of argot is a special or secret language or jargon used by two or more people.

An example of argot is pig latin.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
argot
Plural:
argots

Origin of argot

  • French from earlier argot underworld of beggars and thieves of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition