Argots, also known as jargons or slangs, refer to specialized or informal vocabularies used by specific groups of people. Different groups such as criminals, sports fans, musicians, and teenagers have their own argots that are usually difficult for outsiders to understand. The word argot itself has synonyms such as cant, lingo, patois, and vernacular. Cant refers to the language used by a specific group, especially a criminal one. Lingo refers to the specific jargon used in a particular activity, profession, or group. Patois is a rural dialect specific to a particular region or community, while vernacular is the everyday language spoken by people in a particular area. These synonyms refer to specific types or categories of argots used by people in different contexts.