The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary: J-words

Do you wonder where your co-workers picked up all the ridiculous things they say? From fresh-faced interns to top management, everyone drops one of these gems occasionally. We can only hope that you're not here to actually add buzzwords to your vocabulary.

Jargon basement [adj.]The worst of the worst, nails-on-a-chalkboard jargon.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Jargonaut [n.]A true master of ridiculous jargon, this individual has a 'robust' vocabulary, but none of it means anything.
Suggested by Chuck H.
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Jawbone [v.]To talk someone into doing something.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
JDI [n.]Just Do It. Something that your boss believes any reasonable person could complete quickly and simply. "End of discussion. This is a JDI; get it done!"
Suggested by Matt.
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Jingle [n.]A phone call. "Just give me a jingle before you head home today."Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Job lock [exp.]Employees that want to leave their jobs, but don't want to lose their benefits.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Job-ready [adj.]A potential employee that has the right qualities.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Jobfuscate [v.]To make your job appear so complex that others, especially your boss, can't possibly understand it.
Suggested by Sue C.
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Jobstopper [n.]A tattoo on a part of the body that isn't covered by business-casual.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Jockey for position [v.]To sell oneself to gain a larger market share.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
John Hancock [n.]Signature. "We just need your John Hancock on these forms."Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Johnny-come-lately [n.]A late entrant into a particular market.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Juice [n.]Connections, influence.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Juice moment [n.]Giving direction with a patronizing amount of detail, as if speaking to little children. Don't forget your juice, kids.
Suggested by Chris K.
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Jump the couch [exp.]When unpredictable or strange behaviour has a negative impact on one's reputation. Thanks for this one, Tom.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Jumped the shark [adj.]A good grounding in pop culture slang is required to know this term meaning that something has passed its prime.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter
Junior leaguers [n.]Rich and unemployed young women.Share this term on FacebookShare this term on Twitter


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