Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|a variety of language closest to the prestige form.
|the kind of language used in advertising.
|an often more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group.
|relating to ARGOT.
|official or professional jargon which confuses more than it clarifies.
|any jargon or unintelligible language.
|a word or expression used by Belgians when speaking French or Dutch.
|speaking two dialects.
|coarsely abusive language. [From a fish market in London, notorious for the crude language heard there].
|English mixed with black slang.
|a device that allegedly translates a dog's barks into human language.
|the language of bureaucrats.
|a Spanish argot used by chicano youths > CALOS.
|the vocabulary or language peculiar to a particular group or sect, esp. thieves; (verb) to speak this.
|a hundred; centum languages: a classification group of Indo-European languages, in which an original palatal consonant developed as a guttural. Cf. SATEM.
|London dialect esp of the East End.
|an invented language.
|one who devises a conlang, an invented language.
|a language formerly a PIDGIN which has developed and become the accepted language of a region, esp in the W. Indies.
|a person who studies CREOLE languages.
|popular, common; of or relating to the form of Modern Greek that is based on everyday speech; (noun) the popular form of a language.
|a regional variety of a language.
|relating to a dialect > DIALECTALLY
|the coexistence of a prestige language and a lower language.
|relating to DIGLOSSIA, the coexistence of a prestige language and a lower language.
|the language of diplomacy.
|language used to deceive usually through concealment or misrepresentation of truth.
|the slang of African Americans. [From ebony + phonics].
|the jargon used esp. by educational theorists.
|the supposed language of elves.
|a mixture of French and English.
|a French turn of expression.
|a dialect of rural black people in the southern US.
|the jargon used by geeks.
|unintelligible official jargon; rubbish, nonsense.
|jargon held to be characteristic of government officials.
|a secret speech or language, especially invented by children.
|the language usage pattern unique to a person.
|a specialised language for a trade etc
|a person who uses JARGON.
|to express in JARGON.
|one addicted to JARGON; one who uses cant or slang.
|in the manner of a JARGONIST.
|like jargon > JARGONIER, JARGONIEST.
|jargon, orig. of Harlem and jazz musicians.
|the Scots dialect as influenced by cockney speech patterns.
|a non-standard, chiefly urban variety of French.
|the JARGON of bad journalism.
|a dialect that spreads to become common language of a region. [GK. koine, common].
|a language viewed as an abstract system used by a speech-community, in contrast to the actual linguistic behaviour of individuals.
|the Latin tongue, style, or idiom, or the use thereof; specifically, purity of Latin style or idiom.
|language, dialect, speech.
|complicated legal JARGON.
|language > LINGOES or LINGOS.
|a bland non-assertive form of language associated with New Age philosophy.
|an imitation COCKNEY accent; a person who affects this.
|a simplified and repetitive type of speech used by adults in speaking to babies.
|deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language used to mislead and manipulate the public. [Coined by George Orwell].
|the language of inferior novels.
|the characteristic language of official statements.
|(Spanish) a word; talk > PALABRAS.
|a dialect (orig. in France) of the common people in a particular area, differing fundamentally from the literary language; any non-standard local dialect.
|a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages.
|to make into PIDGIN.
|a Polish idiom or characteristic.
|language laden with jargon from psychotherapy or psychiatry used without much concern for accuracy.
|the Chinese language, standard Mandarin.
|a New Zealand language > REOS.
|a French-based pidgin language.
|a classification group of Indo-European languages, in which an original palatal consonant developed as a sibilant. No —S. Cf. CENTUM.
|the argot of urban S. African blacks > SCAMTOS.
|a restricted variety of English used by sailors etc. for unambiguous communication.
|a secret jargon used by vagrants in Britain and Ireland. [Shelru, poss a perversion of OIr béulra language].
|a form of slang popularized by US rap musicians in which the trailing syllables of certain words are replaced by the suffix -izzle.
|any specialist jargon.
|the use of sign language.
|extremely informal or vulgar language; (verb) to use slang.
|a slang language.
|full of slang > SLANGIER, SLANGIEST; SLANGILY.
|a variety of languages used by members of a particular social class or group.
|English as spoken by Australians.
|a subdivision of a dialect.
|language, usually by implication Afrikaans.
|language characterized by the terseness and ellipses that are common in telegrams.
|the street slang used by TSOTSIS, South African street hooligans.
|a variety of French slang using back-to-front words and Arab words.
|indigenous, native, spoken by the people of the country or of one's own country; (noun) a vernacular language, expression, or mode of expression.
|the language of text messages.