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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Argot  \Ar`got"\,  n.  [F.  Of  unknown  origin.] 
  A  secret  language  or  conventional  slang  peculiar  to  thieves, 
  tramps,  and  vagabonds;  flash. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  argot 
  n  :  a  characteristic  language  of  a  particular  group  (as  among 
  thieves);  "they  don't  speak  our  lingo"  [syn:  {cant},  {jargon}, 
  {slang},  {lingo},  {patois},  {vernacular}] 




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