from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group: thieves' argot. See Synonyms at dialect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps and vagabonds.
- n. The specialized informal vocabulary and terminology used between people with special skill in a field, such as between doctors, mathematicians or hackers; a jargon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps, and vagabonds; flash.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The conventional slang of a class, originally that of thieves and vagabonds, devised for purposes of disguise and concealment; cant; slang.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
French.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French argot (Wiktionary)