(noun) A characteristic and specialized language used by a group, particularly a subculture such as criminals.
Example: The argot of the legal profession, often called legalese or street names for drugs.
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- Plural: argots
- The vocabulary of an argot is called a cant and is often composed of idioms.
- The terms in this dictionary are an argot of sociology.
- Also called:
- Argot used in a sentence: Sociolinguistics study argots, the specialized language of group.
- Words in an argot are (adjective) argotic.