Jargon

Jargon is a special way to use words that are shared only by a certain group of people. They do not mean what the dictionary says they mean. They have different meanings to the people using them than their everyday meaning.

For example, the ordinary words boot, net, and web also have special meanings for users of computers, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. These, and to flame, to ping and many acronyms are part of net jargon.

An acronym means that only some of the letters in the word or phrase are used. Often this is the first letter of each word. Other acronyms found online are simply common shorthand. See list of slang words.

Usually, more jargon is created over time.

Jargon is also common in the military. It includes phrases like SNAFU.

Jargon can be used by a clique to prevent others from joining or understanding, but it also is often just used because it is shorter.

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العربية: لغة مهنية
azərbaycanca: Jarqon
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Жаргон
български: Жаргон
dansk: Jargon
Deutsch: Jargon
Ελληνικά: Ζαργκόν
English: Jargon
español: Jerga
Esperanto: Ĵargono
français: Jargon
Frysk: Jargon
galego: Xerga
հայերեն: Ժարգոն
हिन्दी: वर्गबोली
hrvatski: Žargon
Bahasa Indonesia: Jargon
italiano: Gergo
עברית: ז'רגון
ქართული: ჟარგონი
қазақша: Жаргон
Кыргызча: Жаргон
lietuvių: Žargonas
magyar: Zsargon
Bahasa Melayu: Jargon
Nederlands: Jargon
日本語: 隠語
norsk: Sjargong
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Jargon
polski: Żargon
português: Jargão
română: Jargon
русский: Жаргон
саха тыла: Жаргон
Scots: Jargon
slovenčina: Žargón
slovenščina: Žargon
српски / srpski: Жаргон
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Žargon
suomi: Jargon
svenska: Jargong
татарча/tatarça: Жаргон
Türkçe: Jargon
українська: Жаргон
中文: 行話
Lingua Franca Nova: Jergo