Cant and Jargon

Cant

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Cant noun – The special terms or expressions of a particular group or field.
Usage example: the colorful cant used by movie producers and publicity agents in Hollywood

Jargon is a synonym for cant in dialect topic. In some cases you can use "Jargon" instead a noun "Cant", when it comes to topics like language, words, accent. slang substitute
Synonyms for Cant

Jargon

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Jargon noun – The special terms or expressions of a particular group or field.
Usage example: I don't understand a lot of computer jargon

Cant is a synonym for jargon in dialect topic. You can use "Cant" instead the word "Jargon" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as words, accent, parlance, specialized language. popular alternative
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  • Knee-capping A post one the roleplaying forums on 'rogue cant' (criminal jargon) suggested gnome rogues can be called "Kneecappers" for the above reason.
    Source: Knee-capping
  • A cant, or cryptolect, is the jargon and slang of a group used to hide communication from people outside that group.
  • Future Slang In an interesting past-slang example, the Planescape setting for Dungeons & Dragons (And the Planescape: Torment PC game) had Planar Cant, largely derived from old English thieves' jargon and Cockney rhyming slang.
    Source: Future Slang
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