Term: Jargon


Jargon is the language used by people who work in a particular area or who have a common interest: lawyers, computer programmers, criminals, etc. All have specialised terms and expressions that they use, many of which may not be comprehensible to the outsider. They may also use familiar words with different meanings as well as abbreviations, acronyms etc.

See Also: Irony; Hyperbole; Sarcasm; Slang; Tautology; Understatement; Litotes; Rhetorical Question; Cliche; Allegory

Category: Vocabulary