Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.
Mid 16th century: from old french, of uncertain origin; compare with old norse geirr "spear" and old english gar "spear".
- The article was filled with jargon that was difficult for a layperson to understand.
- The medical jargon used in the report made it hard for the patient to understand the diagnosis.
- The legal jargon used in the contract made it hard for the client to understand the terms.
- The computer jargon used in the manual made it hard for the user to understand the instructions.
- The financial jargon used in the presentation made it hard for the investors to understand the proposal.