Synonyms of 'jargon'
specialized language relating to a particular subject, profession, or groupfull of the jargon and slang of self-improvement courses
He is, in common parlance, a `sad loser'.
He liked to think he kept up with current slang.
I was irritated by his use of archaic idiom.
the famous Glasgow patter
They feel passionately about their native tongue.
Certain words may not even be in modern usage.
the number of Italians who speak only local dialect
He resorted to a lot of pseudo-psychological cant to confuse me.
I don't speak the lingo.
people from the ghetto who speak street patois
the argot of the university campus
leetspeak, l33tspeak or 1337speak (computing),
pretentious or unintelligible language
When he asked questions, all he got back was bureaucratic gobbledegook.
Most orthodox doctors, however, dismiss this theory as complete nonsense.
What absolute drivel!
He was baffled by the intellectual twaddle.
When he did speak to her, he spoke gibberish.
mumbo jumbo, , ,
It's all full of psychoanalytic mumbo jumbo.
He gave me some rigmarole about the train being late.
What a load of balderdash!
bunkum or buncombe mainly US), ,
bull's wool (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
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in the sense of argot
slang or jargon peculiar to a particular groupthe argot of the university campus
in the sense of balderdash
stupid or illogical talkWhat a load of balderdash!
balls (taboo, slang),
shit (taboo, slang),
bullshit (taboo, slang),
hot air (informal),
tosh (slang, British),
cobblers (British, taboo, slang),
bizzo (Australian, slang),
bull's wool (Australian, New Zealand, slang),
hokum (slang, US, Canadian),
kak (South Africa, taboo, slang),
horsefeathers (US, slang),
bunkum or buncombe
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