Verboticism: Argotrate


Created by: stache

Definition: v. To demonstrate your superior knowledge and intellect by using complex, confusing and mind-numbingly stupid jargon. n. A person who uses big words to inflate their unusually small ideas.

Pronunciation: (är'gĭ-trāt')

Sentence: "It's a clear case of res ipsa loquiter," Perry argotrated to the stunned group of assembled clients. "Ipso facto, we'll cut them off at their prima facie case."

Etymology: argot, A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group (from Fr. argot, "the jargon of Paris rogues and thieves," earlier "the company of beggars," from M.Fr., "group of beggars," , + -ate, used in english as a verb suffix.

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Comments: Argotrate

silveryaspen - 2008-03-06: 11:07:00
Your sentence and etymology shows you are great at argotrate!

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-06: 13:15:00
sounds lilke a real word

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-06: 13:16:00
if only I could spell like