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Barrikin

Jargon, words not understood. (Old French, baracan, from the Breton, bara gwyn, “white bread,” taken as a type of barbarous words; modern French, baragouin, gibberish.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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