jar-goon

jargon

2 [jahr-gon]
noun
a colorless to smoky gem variety of zircon.
Also, jargoon [jahr-goon] .


Origin:
1760–70; < French < Italian giargonePersian zargūn gold-colored

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jargon1 (ˈdʒɑːɡən)
 
n
1.  specialized language concerned with a particular subject, culture, or profession
2.  language characterized by pretentious syntax, vocabulary, or meaning
3.  gibberish
4.  another word for pidgin
 
vb
5.  (intr) to use or speak in jargon
 
[C14: from Old French, perhaps of imitative origin; see gargle]

jargon or jargoon2 (ˈdʒɑːɡɒn, dʒɑːˈɡuːn)
 
n
rare mineralogy a golden yellow, smoky, or colourless variety of zircon
 
[C18: from French, from Italian giargone, ultimately from Persian zargūn of the golden colour; see zircon]
 
jargoon or jargoon2
 
n
 
[C18: from French, from Italian giargone, ultimately from Persian zargūn of the golden colour; see zircon]

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jargon
mid-14c., "unintelligible talk, gibberish," from O.Fr. jargon "a chattering" (of birds), ultimately of echoic origin (cf. L. garrire "to chatter," Eng. gargle). Often applied to something the speaker does not understand, hence meaning "mode of speech full of unfamiliar terms" (1650s).
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jargon definition


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.)

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