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ar·got

 (är′gō)
n.
A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group: thieves' argot.

[French, from earlier argot, underworld of beggars and thieves, of unknown origin.]
Usage Note: The pronunciation of argot as (är′gət) was long considered acceptable and has historically been included in most dictionaries. However, it is falling out of favor; in our 2005 survey, 75 percent of the Usage Panel found that pronunciation unacceptable.

argot

(ˈɑːɡəʊ)
n
(Linguistics) slang or jargon peculiar to a particular group, esp (formerly) a group of thieves
[C19: from French, of unknown origin]
argotic adj

ar•got

(ˈɑr goʊ, -gət)

n.
1. a specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group of people, devised for private communication and identification: thieves' argot.
2. the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group.
[1855–60; < French, n. derivative of argoter to quarrel, derivative of Latin ergō]
ar•got′ic (-ˈgɒt ɪk) adj.

argot

A special language used only among members of a particular group.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.argot - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
bite - a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
swiz - British slang for a swindle
heist, rip-off - the act of stealing
shakedown - extortion of money (as by blackmail)
power trip - (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people
blowjob, cock sucking - slang for fellatio
hand job, jacking off, jerking off, wank - slang for masturbation
dekko - British slang for a look
square-bashing - drill on a barracks square
shakedown - a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
caff - informal British term for a cafe
deck - street name for a packet of illegal drugs
gat, rod - a gangster's pistol
Mickey Finn - slang term for knockout drops
nick - (British slang) a prison; "he's in the nick"
dreck, schlock, shlock - merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
cert - an absolute certainty; "it's a dead cert"
legs - staying power; "that old Broadway play really has legs"
soup-strainer, toothbrush - slang for a mustache
arsehole, bunghole, arse, asshole - vulgar slang for anus
bay window, potbelly, tummy, corporation, pot - slang for a paunch
niff, pong - an unpleasant smell
street name - slang for something (especially for an illegal drug); "`smack' is a street name for heroin"
corker - (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person; "that story was a corker"
hooey, poppycock, stuff and nonsense, stuff - senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff"
baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, drool, humbug, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle, taradiddle, tarradiddle - pretentious or silly talk or writing
codswallop, folderol, trumpery, wish-wash, applesauce, tripe, rubbish, trash - nonsensical talk or writing
skin flick - a pornographic movie
dibs - a claim of rights; "I have dibs on that last slice of pizza"
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
rhyming slang - slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component; "Cockney rhyming slang"
bunfight, bun-fight - (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion
burnup - a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road
nosh-up - a large satisfying meal
hood - (slang) a neighborhood
'hood - (slang) a neighborhood
paleface - (slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians)
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
honkey, honkie, honky, whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
slant-eye, gook - (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
Injun, red man, Redskin - (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Chinaman, chink - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
dago, ginzo, greaseball, wop, Guinea - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Jap, Nip - (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
spic, spick, spik - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
Boche, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Hun - offensive term for a person of German descent

argot

noun jargon, slang, dialect, idiom, vernacular, patter, parlance, cant, lingo (informal), patois the argot of the university campus

argot

noun
1. A variety of a language that differs from the standard form:
2. Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture:
Translations
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argot

[ˈɑːgəʊ] Nargot m

argot

[ˈɑːrgəʊ] nargot m

argot

nArgot nt or m; (criminal also) → Rotwelsch nt
References in classic literature ?
The style in which it was written was that curious jewelled style, vivid and obscure at once, full of argot and of archaisms, of technical expressions and of elaborate paraphrases, that characterizes the work of some of the finest artists of the French school of Symbolistes.
In the centre of the conclave of the passed masters of pickpockets, one had some difficulty in distinguishing the King of Argot, the grand coësre, so called, crouching in a little cart drawn by two big dogs.
He was a natural linguist, and he kept notebooks, making a scientific study of the workers' slang or argot, until he could talk quite intelligibly.
A man who intermingled nameless argot with polysyllabic and technical terms, he would seem sometimes the veriest criminal, in speech, face, expression, everything; at other times the cultured and polished gentleman, and again, the philosopher and scientist.
The 15-8 chance got the better of market leader Argot and could be back up in trip next time out.
Cut The Corner is the choice in the Racing UK Novices' Limited Handicap Chase at Ludlow while Argot is the one to be on in Towcester's toteexacta Pick The 1,2 Handicap Hurdle.
Argot is an obvious contender for the Racing UK Profits Returned To Racing Maiden Hurdle at Kempton.
Eyez presents, in the argot of hip-hop, why "Indian" mascots are most inappropriate.
She would also want to see spreadsheets detailing the number and cost of salespeople, to understand how Twitter can "scale" across the world, in the tortured argot of VCs.
The first is written in a dense Marxist argot that focuses on the "real subsumption" of use-value into circuits of exchange.
My friends were so impressed with the genuineness suggested in the well-presented storyboard depiction of Iran leading to the 1979 revolution that they entirely missed the visual-vocal cinematographic argot employed during the rest of the 2-hour movie past those first few minutes; or the accuracy in details, and the spark used to ignite the latent jingoism in an American audience by making a "mostly Canadian" event, one of glorification to America and the illusory exceptionalism of her people.