Jargonism

Jargonism is a Business English dictionary. You can learn about words and phrases that are commonly used in the workplace like "Circle Back", "Thought Leader", and "Offsite". On each word page, you will see related words and also a map that shows the popularity of the word or phrase by country.

On this site, we also have examples on how to communicate effectively in different work situations, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.

Word of the Day

Date: 07/25/2021

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

Previous Word of the Day

Date: 07/24/2021

Word: Put Some Time on Your Calendar

Definition: Schedule a meeting with somebody.

Example: I think we should talk about the project in more detail next week. I'll put some time on your calendar where we can discuss how to make the project a success.


Date: 07/23/2021

Word: Happy Path

Definition: When designing a system, this is the expected path a user will follow.

Example: The user did not follow the happy path, but unexpectedly clicked on a button at the bottom of the page. When the user clicked the button, the site didn't work as expected. We only tested the happy path, but we should have considered what would happen if the user did something else.


Date: 07/22/2021

Word: Have An Ask

Definition: When a person has a request for another person to do something.

Example: When you have time today, I have an ask for you. I need to get a link updated on our marketing site. Please let me know if that is possible to get done.

Trending Words

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Middle Management
Burn Bridges
Analysis Paralysis
The Cloud
Target Market

Newest Words

Check out the list below for the latest words and phrases added to this site.

Circle the Wagons
Back Burner
Thought Process
Managing Someone Out
Dead Cat Bounce