gobbledygook
gobbledegook gobbledegook, gobbledygook gobbledygook . The incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists; as, psychoanalytic gobbledygook. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Gobbledygook — or gobbledegook (sometimes shortened to gobbledegoo, gobbledeegook [ [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gobbledeegook gobbledeegook] at urbandictionary.com] or other forms [ [http://uktsupport.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=10342… …   Wikipedia

  • gobbledygook — also gobbledegook, the overinvolved, pompous talk of officialdom [Klein], 1944, Amer.Eng., first used by U.S. Rep. Maury Maverick, D. Texas, (1895 1954), a grandson of the original MAVERICK (Cf. maverick) and chairman of U.S. Smaller War Plants… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gobbledygook — ☆ gobbledygook [gäb′əl dē gook΄, gäb′əldəgook; gäb′əl dēgo͞ok΄, gäb′əl dəgo͞ok΄ ] n. 〚first used in current sense by Maury Maverick (1895 1954), U.S. Representative: ? echoic of turkey cries〛 Slang talk or writing that is wordy, pompous, etc. and …   Universalium

  • gobbledygook — *nonsense, twaddle, drivel, bunk, balderdash, poppycock, trash, rot, bull …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gobbledygook — [n] jargon balderdash*, baloney*, bosh, bull*, bunk*, cant, drivel, gibberish, hooey*, rigmarole, rubbish*; concepts 275,276 …   New thesaurus

  • gobbledygook — ☆ gobbledygook [gäb′əl dē gook΄, gäb′əldəgook; gäb′əl dēgo͞ok΄, gäb′əl dəgo͞ok΄ ] n. [first used in current sense by Maury Maverick (1895 1954), U.S. Representative: ? echoic of turkey cries] Slang talk or writing that is wordy, pompous, etc. and …   English World dictionary

  • gobbledygook — [“gabldiguk] 1. n. nonsense; officialese or government gibberish. □ I can’t understand all this gobbledygook. □ They must have a full time staff to dream up all this gobbledygook. 2. n. any mess, especially of food. □ Dinner was just gobbledygook …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gobbledygook — [[t]gɒ̱b(ə)ldiguːk[/t]] also gobbledegook N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you describe a speech or piece of writing as gobbledygook, you are criticizing it for seeming like nonsense and being very technical or complicated. [INFORMAL] When he asked… …   English dictionary

  • gobbledygook — (= gobbledegook), noun, informal a letter full of legal gobbledygook Syn: gibberish, claptrap, nonsense, rubbish, balderdash, blather, garbage; informal mumbo jumbo, drivel, tripe, hogwash, baloney, bilge, bull, bunk, guff …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gobbledygook — gobbledegook UK / US or gobbledygook UK [ˈɡɒb(ə)ldɪˌɡuːk] / US [ˈɡɑb(ə)ldɪˌɡuk] noun [uncountable] informal 1) very complicated or technical language that you cannot understand 2) nonsense …   English dictionary

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