Word Of The Week (WOW #38)

Hi guys,

WOW-2Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)

It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

Word:

Jargon

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

Jargonistic: adjective

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈdʒɑːɡ(ə)n/
  • jar-gon
  • Audio

Meaning:

Meaning-1:

  • Special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand.
  • (Archaic) A form of language regarded as barbarous, debased, or hybrid.Jargon-cartoon

Meaning-2:

  • A translucent, colourless, or smoky gem variety of zircon.rough-zircons

Synonyms:

specialized language, technical language, slang, cant, idiom, argot, patter, patois, vernacular; computerese, legalese, bureaucratese, journalese, psychobabble.

Antonyms:

None

Related Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Double Dutch, mumbo jumbo, geekspeak, gobbledegook.

Word Origin:

  1. Late Middle English (originally in the sense ‘twittering, chattering’, later ‘gibberish’): from Old French jargoun, of unknown origin. The main sense dates from the mid 17th century.
  2. Mid 18th century: from French, from Italian giargone ; probably ultimately related to zircon.

Usage Note:

None

Use In Sentences:

  • The instructions are written in electrician’s jargon.
  • This legal jargon is going to be the death of me.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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13 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW #38)

    • Now that’s really interesting. Even I never knew about the second meaning (and that was not a surprise, considering how brilliant I am in English! lol) but a lot of people have said the same thing. And I’m really glad that I could offer something new, especially to the seasoned English users, like you 🙂
      Have a great day, dear!

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