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Argot   /ˈɑrgət/   Listen

A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves).  Synonyms: cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular.

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"Argot" Quotes from Famous Books

... stir, or the pen, as they call it in convict argot, is a training school for philosophy. No inmate can survive years of it without having had burst for him his fondest illusions and fairest metaphysical bubbles. Truth lives, we are taught; murder will out. Well, this is a demonstration that murder does not ...
— The Jacket (The Star-Rover) • Jack London

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