Word of the Week: argot (ˈär-gət, -gō)


The language used by a particular type or group of people : an often more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group

In Context

This is a poem rendered in rough and rowdy seaman’s argot, about a petty officer dying in his hammock.

 Colin Fleming, Washington Post, “Celebrating Herman Melville, the poet,” 26 Aug. 2019