Tired of needing a secret coder to understand jargon examples these days?
Don’t worry, you are not alone.
As a writer, you know that jargon is an important tool for clear communication. He quickly conveys complex ideas and concepts without lengthy explanations.
But it can be confusing.
Well, whether you are a technical writer, a copywriter, or a journalist, in this article you will find examples of every kind of jargon – the good ones, the ones bad, and wrong people.
So sit back and get ready to learn all about the literacy tools you never knew you needed.
Let’s dive in!
What is Jargon?
The term “jargon” refers to the use of words and phrases in a particular field, profession or trade.
It makes it easier for those who know the special language to communicate, but many foreigners cannot follow it.
The English language consists of words and phrases called jagon, or British slang (Don’t be such a melter for feeling criticized, cheers!) or some choice words in American English.
Sometimes people run around using fancy words to avoid the truth that experts are hard on or to deceive others who don’t understand the word.
But many times, it is used only for convenience, such as in technical terms, business jargon or medicine.
But don’t let the words get confusing.
Jargon is a special language. Slang is common language that is used in casual conversation/relationships between friends or peer groups.
100+ Jargon Examples that will make you laugh
Below are some of the funniest and most unusual jargon examples we could find, which actually mean something in plain English. (Try not to spit out loud.)
Slang, Street Language & Buzzwords
Profanity, street language, and vulgar language are often used in everyday life.
Here are a few Gen-Z American words and jargon examples you may or may not know.
1. Boujee – Rich, luxurious, unique, beautiful, or extravagant.
2. Millennium pause – Divided Millennials wait before speaking on video.
3. Head – Boring or negative.
4. Drinking the Kool-Aid – Too much deception or trust in circumstances.
5. Conditions – An almost romantic relationship.
6. Riz – Outgoing, handsome.
7. Touch the green grass — The person who wants to leave is told.
8. Main character – A thinker or thinker.
9. Treasure – Drinking too much or too much… or both.
10. Think outside the box – Be creative.
11. Chewy – Without form.
12. Hypebeast – famous hound.
13. Goblin type – Behavior that disregards social norms or expectations.
14. Cover up – Really muscular.
15. Polycrisis syndrome – Old problems appear in new ways.
Business Jargon aka Corporate Speak
Ah, corporate jargon. If there is a language that is meant to be obscene and demeaning, this would be it.
16. I hope this helps! — Don’t ask me anything else.
17. Sorry, I’m dumb – I don’t like this meeting.
18. Just circle back to this – I want an answer. A #@%*$! yes or no will do, just answer!
19. Thank you for your patience – You have nothing but patience.
20. Prairie dogs – Simultaneous release of multiple points when something interesting happens around the company office.
21. Can I pick your brain? – Can I borrow some ideas? I have a presentation in a few minutes.
22. Bag of snakes – The business environment has many unexpected problems.
23. Can I stimulate your thinking-wok? – Can I get your opinion on this matter?
24. Eat a good sandwich – Said when a person’s thoughts have nothing to do with the current situation.
25. At the end of the day — I don’t care about the rest of the discussion except for what comes after this sentence.
26. Getting stuck in our heads — We have shown our inadequacy in other areas.
27. Take it offline – Please shut up. You have shamed me in public. You will pay later in private.
28. Our line is crossed — You didn’t listen and I was right.
29. Bite the bow — What happens in a meeting where everyone tries to assign blame for something.
Medical Jargon: Obscura Language
Medical jargon can be laughable, incomprehensible, or disgusting. This is an example of all three.
30. Fear – Goosebumps.
31. Code Brown – The patient has nightmares, and he is everywhere.
32. Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia – Brain freeze.
33. Google MD – A patient who checks the score on the Internet and corrects the doctor’s diagnosis.
34. Eating Worms – Trying to find veins to stick the needle into.
35. Restrictions – When your feet fall asleep.
36. Borborygmus – (Try to say and 10 times faster!) Age is growing.
37. Cerumen – Hearing.
38. Dog in color – Gastroenterologist.
39. Blood – Phlebotomist.
40. Lachrymation – Crying.
41. Rhinorrhea – Runny nose.
Law Enforcement Jargon or “Cop Shop Talk”
Here are a few phrases that law enforcement officers use every day.
42. FIDO -F*** him, run.
43. Fire – Finding someone.
44. Blue light – Rookie came out to show himself.
45. Vox – Violent drinking.
46. Amateur Night – New Year’s Eve.
47. Christmas time – Patrol car lights flashing.
48. CODIS – Integrated DNA Index System.
49. Deuce – drunk driver.
50. Food & Dash – Eating at the restaurant runs at the check-in.
51. CUBE – Create an incredible user.
52. Highballer – The driver is driving too fast.
53. The Sign of Friendship – A policeman who dates day laborers, likes them, or both.
54. Ghetto Bird – police helicopter.
Military jargon – beware: F-bombs splash it
Military language can be confusing because each branch has its own language, filled with operational and technical details.
And as the United States Marines say: “Oorah!” Let’s do this!
55. PMS – Absolute war folly.
56. DISCO – Security company Security company.
57. FNG – F***ing new guy.
58. Oxygen theft – Take someone who talks a lot
59. Manpad – Man-Portable Air-Defense.
60. Soup sandwich – Situations that were not planned or went wrong.
61. FUBAR – F***ed above all acceptance.
62. Five-sided puzzle palace – The Pentagon.
63. Run away – Confused situation.
64. Jeep – A soldier coming out of basic training.
65. POG – Who is in the world.
66. BOHICA — Bend over, here it comes again.
67. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – What the f***?
68. Voluntated – Voluntary actions that are not truly voluntary.
Eagle of Law Jargon – Eagle of Law
I always think that lawyers use all that Latin to make themselves smart. The problem is that it also sounds ridiculous.
69. Kwashal – The act of canceling or reversing something.
70. Aliquot – Part of a collection as large as a sample made for analysis.
71. Words of happiness – Words made in response to a scary or shocking event or situation.
72. Usur – Paying illegal or excessive interest.
73. Computer – The person found in contempt of court.
74. The laughing heir – The heir of the land and the person who died so that they do not know them and do not mourn for them.
75. Writ of seisin – Transfer property.
76. Pain – Giving free inheritance to a person and his heirs. (English Law)
77. Usufructuary – The right to use and benefit from property, since it belongs to another person.
78. A dog — A false boast or claim that injures another.
Social Media Jargon – Collective Acronyms
Due to the small amount of information and limited text, social media is the most jargon/abbreviated form of communication in existence today. Check it out.
79. FORM — Fear of losing.
80. ICYMI – If you miss it.
81. IRL – In real life.
82. BSAAW – Big smile and smile.
83. FTW – For victory. Sometimes insults are used.
84. FUTAB — Exercise, take a break.
85. YOLO – You only live once.
86. “GMTA – A good mind thinks about one thing.
87. TL;DR – Length limit; the book is not read.
88. Goat – Best of all time.
89. IANAD – I am not a doctor.
90. LMAO – laughed my laugh.
Jargon is used in literature and newspapers
Used in literature, jargon creates a situation based on context, genre, and time period. But as a profession, writing also has its own unique language.
91. Newspaper — The language used to limit freedom of thought and speech of a dictatorial government in literature 1984 by George Orwell.
92. Think twice – Hold and accept two contradictory beliefs at the same time. 1984 by George Orwell.
93. Brobdingnagian – Something of great size or mass. From Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.
94. Bildungsroman – News coming-of-age.
95. True magic – A genre that mixes magical or supernatural events with everyday reality.
96. Anachronism – Historical events, fashion, technology, etc., put in the wrong place and/or time.
97. Anthemeria — Often means using a noun as a verb.
98. Doppelganger – A twin or double of a character, usually the “evil twin.”
99. Bathroom – Sudden change in tone from bad to stupid.
100. Motif – A recurring theme or idea represented by a symbol or image.
101. Verisimilitude — The nature of being true or real.
Sample Jargon: A Documentary Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed
Do you enjoy wading through the deceptive, mocking, degrading, secretive claptrap known as jargon?
No decorative ring required, right?
So now that you know more jargon examples than you need… you can use them.
That’s good. Enjoy every cute joke for its unique words. Use these creative words in your content marketing and other marketing efforts.
Use them to make your fiction more logical, proofread your text, and write your professional content.
Remember, jargon is a tool. It’s good or bad depending on how you use it. (Use it sparingly.)
GLHF. Good luck, have fun.
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