Friday, May 04, 2007

Word of the Day

argot: a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, esp. that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification. An argot might something specific to a particular profession such as lawyers discussing briefs, affidavits, or summary judgement. It might also refer to a hobby group like runners talking about doing speed work, their PR (personal record), or split times. A somewhat related word is lexicon but I'll let you look that one up.

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