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GOBBLEDYGOOK

GOBBLEDYGOOK, also gobbledegook. A pejorative and facetious term for pretentious and opaque JARGON; inflated language: ‘Just before Pearl Harbor, I got my baptism under “gobbledygook”… its definition: talk or writing which is long, pompous, vague, involved, usually with Latinized words’ ( Maury Maverick, New York Times Magazine, 21 May 1944). For examples of the kind of pretentious and opaque usage often classed as gobbledygook, see BAFFLEGAB, BUREAUCRATESE, DOUBLESPEAK, PLAIN, PLAIN ENGLISH.

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gobbledygook

gob·ble·dy·gook / ˈgäbəldēˌgoŏk; -ˌgoōk/ (also gob·ble·de·gook) • n. inf. language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of abstruse technical terms; nonsense.

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