Definition of argot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɑːɡəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrɡət//
, NAmE//ˈɑːrɡoʊ//
[singular, uncountable] (from French)
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words and phrases that are used by a particular group of people and not easily understood by others synonym jargon Word Originmid 19th cent. (originally denoting the jargon or slang of criminals): from French, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: argot