argot

[ahr-goh, -guht]
noun
1.
a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification: a Restoration play rich in thieves' argot.
2.
the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists' argot.

Origin:
1855–60; < French, noun derivative of argoter to quarrel, derivative Latin ergō ergo with v. suffix -oter

argotic [ahr-got-ik] , adjective
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argot (ˈɑːɡəʊ)
 
n
slang or jargon peculiar to a particular group, esp (formerly) a group of thieves
 
[C19: from French, of unknown origin]
 
argotic
 
adj

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argot
1860, from Fr. argot (17c.) "the jargon of Paris rogues and thieves," earlier "the company of beggars," from M.Fr., "group of beggars," origin unknown. The Eng. equivalent is cant. The Ger. equivalent is Rotwelsch, lit. "Red Welsh," but the first element may be connected with M.H.G. rot "beggar."
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Example sentences
Some novices feel compelled to create lexicons of their new argot.
In the argot of civil rights, high lending lending standards will result in
  what is called disparate impact.
Or, to put it in the argot familiar to every first-year law student, money is
  fungible.
Two, however, transcend sportswriters' argot and are held sacred.
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