argot


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Synonyms for argot

Synonyms for argot

a variety of a language that differs from the standard form

specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

Synonyms for argot

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In circus argot, a full house is called a straw house from the days when straw would be laid down in front of the seats to accommodate more people than the seats could hold.
Whitmore leverages contemporary events and the argot of hunting to create deft, concise investigations of malevolence, threat, and chaos.
Such decodings are often complicated by street argot and occult glyphs as well as by alternate sign systems such as musical and mathematical notation.
A technique that amplifies their sense of disorientation is Joyce's frequent use of elaborate, multilingual puns (including some in the "Leetspeak" argot that has emerged from internet communication).
It's a rollicking story, but largely undone by romance cliche and showy, faux-historical writing, an argot so belabored as to bespeak BS.
She came across as someone desperate to be cool, using street argot.
This dictionary tries to include as much of the current medical argot as possible within the restraints of its concise nature and the author makes no apology for including the 'real-world' usage of neologisms, jargon, acronyms and casual speech.
In the argot of the battlefield, hadji joins "gook," "slope," "jap" and other ugly racial epithets as a way of demonizing and humiliating an enemy.
Basically, I think Choirs of the Eye perfectly embodies what I had always wanted to express in that sort of astral, mystical, higher-self argot that I have always been talking about, so with Dowsing Anemone it was time to start working with a new one.
Some large employers are having, in diplomat argot, frank exchanges with medical providers they have been favoring in the past.
Burgess] marks the separateness of his novel's young protagonists from their elders by their adoption of a new argot.
The reader fluent in education argot and familiar with the warp and woof of high-school life can't help but wonder whether the alternative differs much from the status quo.
There are concerns that such cosy domestication is undermining the tough, rural character of the landscape, so this new dwelling adopts the vernacular argot of local farm buildings as opposed to the more conspicuous enunciation of the trophy house.
It's a township term for local thugs, and part of the name of the mixed language argot in which they speak, Tsotsi-Taal.
Legal note: Homie is short for home boy, which in the argot employed by exponents of "Hip Hop" refers to one's chums who dwell in the same "hood" as one.