Definition of Argot

1. Noun. A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves). "They don't speak our lingo"

Exact synonyms: Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Examples of language type: Bite, Swiz, Heist, Rip-off, Shakedown, Power Trip, Ass, Fuck, Fucking, Nookie, Nooky, Piece Of Ass, Piece Of Tail, Roll In The Hay, Screw, Screwing, Shag, Shtup, Blowjob, Cock Sucking, Hand Job, Jacking Off, Jerking Off, Wank, Dekko, Square-bashing, Shakedown, Caff, Deck, Gat, Rod, Mickey Finn, Nick, Dreck, Schlock, Shlock, Cert, Legs, Soup-strainer, Toothbrush, Arse, Arsehole, Asshole, Bunghole, Bay Window, Corporation, Pot, Potbelly, Tummy, Niff, Pong, Corker, Hooey, Poppycock, Stuff, Stuff And Nonsense, Baloney, Bilgewater, Boloney, Bosh, Drool, Humbug, Taradiddle, Tarradiddle, Tommyrot, Tosh, Twaddle, Applesauce, Codswallop, Folderol, Rubbish, Trash, Tripe, Trumpery, Wish-wash, Skin Flick, Dibs, Bun-fight, Bunfight, Burnup, Nosh-up, Hood, 'hood, Paleface, Poor White Trash, White Trash, Honkey, Honkie, Honky, Whitey, Gook, Slant-eye, Injun, Red Man, Redskin, Hymie, Kike, Sheeny, Yid, Chinaman, Chink, Dago, Ginzo, Greaseball, Guinea, Wop, Jap, Nip, Spic, Spick, Spik, Boche, Hun, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Airhead, Babe, Baby, Sister, Bad Egg, Boffin, Butch, Dike, Dyke, Good Egg, Guvnor, Old Man, Out-and-outer, Schlockmeister, Shlockmeister, Squeeze, Suit, Tripper, Wog, Juice, Big Bucks, Big Money, Bundle, Megabucks, Pile, Key, Skinful, Juice, The Shits, The Trots, Heebie-jeebies, Jitters, Screaming Meemies, Bitch, Give, Buy It, Pip Out, Feel, Hoof, Chuck, Ditch, Bunk Off, Play Hooky, Square, Straight, Besotted, Blind Drunk, Blotto, Cockeyed, Crocked, Fuddled, Loaded, Pie-eyed, Pissed, Pixilated, Plastered, Slopped, Sloshed, Smashed, Soaked, Soused, Sozzled, Squiffy, Stiff, Tight, Wet, Can-do, Freaky, Uncool, Butch, Grotty, Some, Mean, Bolshy, Stroppy, Pint-size, Pint-sized, Runty, Sawed-off, Sawn-off, Slam-bang, Clean, Plum, Plumb, Drop-dead, Baddie, Bennie, Cat, Stiff
Specialized synonyms: Street Name, Rhyming Slang
Generic synonyms: Non-standard Speech
Derivative terms: Slang, Slangy

Definition of Argot

1. n. A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps, and vagabonds; flash.

Definition of Argot

1. Noun. An inhabitant or resident of Argos. ¹

2. Noun. A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps and vagabonds. ¹

3. Noun. The specialized informal vocabulary and terminology used between people with special skill in a field, such as between doctors, mathematicians or hackers; a jargon. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Argot

1. a specialized vocabulary [n -S] : ARGOTIC [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Argot

argot (current term)
argue out

Literary usage of Argot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1858)
"this bloody and grotesque language, ot hideous argot, wedded to the voice of & .von prostitutes have adopted л language of their own, as is the case with ..."

2. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the British Museum Libraryby British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, Dept. of Printed Books, British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, Dept. of Printed Books, British Museum (1906)
"377. , 1905. 8«. 12953. e. 46. (N.) Choix de proverbes, patois de pp. 30. ¡'ans, 1902. 8°. FRENCH LANGUAGE.—Dialecte and argot— ..."

3. French Daily Life: Common Words and Common Things : a Guide for the Student by Richard Kron, Walter Ripman, Walter Hull Buell (1901)
"argot parisien L'argot parisien est un langage spécial à certaines ... Il va sans dire que l'argot est banni du bon langage ; mais on le rencontre très ..."

4. A New Universal Gazetteer: Or Geographical Dictionary by Jedidiah Morse, Richard Cary Morse (1823)
"argot, v. France, in Finisterre, 7 leagues NNW Quimper. ... argot, kingdom of the Peloponnesus, on the gulf of ..."

5. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"... mar- cona; French argot marque. Mush (common slang), an umbrella. An abbreviation of mushroom, which an umbrella is supposed to resemble. ..."

6. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"... me that * cocky ' is Australian argot for a small farmer, adds, ' by-the-by, you never hear the word "farmer" over ..."

7. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1877)
"As we are on theatrical matters, a word or two respecting the abuse of ' tags,' a species of improvised argot, may be permitted us. ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Argot on!Search for Argot on!Search for Argot on Google!Search for Argot on Wikipedia!