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:



Part Of Speech:



Jargonistic: adjective


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



  • 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


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


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



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:


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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Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

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

    1. 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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