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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxerɡa/, [ˈxerɣa]

Etymology 1Edit

 
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Borrowed from Old Occitan gergon, from Old French jargon (the chattering of birds). Ultimately of echoic origin. Compare Latin garriō (to chatter); English gargle, garrulous; Spanish garganta, gárgara, gargajo, jerigonza.

NounEdit

jerga f (plural jergas)

  1. jargon; slang
    palabra de jerga
    jargon word

Etymology 2Edit

Probably from Latin sērica. Compare Portuguese xerga, French serge, Romanian sarică. Possibly a doublet of sarga.

NounEdit

jerga f (plural jergas)

  1. straw pallet, coarse cotton fringe, (in New Mexican Spanish) any floor covering or mat

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