Monday, December 7, 2009


argot \ˈär-gət, -(ˌ)gō\ noun: an often more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group

Etymology: French

Don’t confuse argot with ergot, a fungal disease of rye and other grasses whose consumption can induce hallucinations (among other nasty symptoms).

1 comment:

Vicki Peter said...

Secret and peculiar: the rules of Backgammon.