from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nonsensical, incoherent, or meaningless talk.
- n. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin.
- n. The specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group. See Synonyms at dialect.
- n. Speech or writing having unusual or pretentious vocabulary, convoluted phrasing, and vague meaning.
- intransitive v. To speak in or use jargon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variety of zircon
- n. A technical terminology unique to a particular subject.
- n. Language characteristic of a particular group.
- n. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish.
- n. an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.
- intransitive v. To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
- n. A variety of zircon. See zircon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Confused, unintelligible talk; irregular, formless speech or language; gabble; gibberish; babble.
- n. Specifically A barbarous mixed speech, without literary monuments; a rude language resulting from the mixture of two or more discordant languages, especially of a cultivated language with a barbarous one: as, the Chinook jargon; the jargon called Pidgin-English.
- n. Any phraseology peculiar to a sect, profession, trade, art, or science; professional slang or cant.
- n. Synonyms Chatter, Babble, etc. See prattle, n.
- To utter unintelligible sounds.
- n. A colorless, yellowish, or smoky variety of the mineral zircon from Ceylon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
- n. specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
- n. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Middle English jargoun, from Old French jargon, probably of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French, from Italian giargone, from Persian زر گون (zar gun, "gold-colored"). (Wiktionary)
Old French jargon ("chatter, talk, language") (Wiktionary)