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argot

ar·got

argot

 
pronunciation:
ar go [or] ar gt
part of speech: noun
definition: the vocabulary or jargon characteristic of a specific group or class, esp. of criminals.
The gang members conversed in an impenetrable argot that no outsider could understand.
synonyms:
cant, idiom, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vocabulary
similar words:
dialect, nomenclature, parlance, speech, terminology, tongue, vernacular
derivation: argotic (adj.)