(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.
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How to Cite the Definition of Argot
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “argot.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/argot/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
argot. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/argot/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “argot.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/argot/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“argot.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/argot/>.