argot argot  /ˈɑr ɡət/


  • (n) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)


  • In the argot of the media every news is a story and every quote is a sound bite.


  • The Genius Who Produces ‘Pure’ Television

    For reasons that are not immediately apparent, the girl with the vodka tonic is taking pictures of the actress on the Embassy Row TV monitor, even though the real thing is, at this very moment, perched on a chair inside the studio that lies just on the other side of the wall. Every time she captures a shot with her iPhone, the girl glances at the palmed screen, and in the owl-inflected argot of ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Mediaweek


  1. In his e-mail Monday, Jackson said, "Today I become, in Washington's argot, a lame duck."
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Michael P Jackson Source: Forbes

  2. The play's gab "smites the ears roundly with the argot of the gutter," wrote Brooks Atkinson in a tsk-tsk reappraisal of his original New York Times review.
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Brooks Atkinson Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Terkel says of James T. Farrell, author of the Studs Lonigan trilogy, that he "was among the first to have captured the argot of Chicago streets, South Side Irish. He caught the language, the idiom, that Chicagoesque quality."
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Studs Terkel Source: OpEdNews

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