governmentese
noun Date: 1944 jargon held to be characteristic of government officials

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • governmentese — |gə]və(r)mənt.|ēz, ]və(r)nm , ]v(ə)m , ]b(ə)m , mən.|tēz noun ( s) Etymology: government + ese : gobbledygook a tongue in cheek definition … given him in governmentese A.L.Hench …   Useful english dictionary

  • governmentese — /guv euhrn meuhn teez , tees , euhr meuhn /, n. complicated or obscurantist language thought to be characteristic of government bureaucratic statements; officialese. Also, governmentalese /guv euhrn men tl eez , ees , guv euhr /. [GOVERNMENT +… …   Universalium

  • governmentese — noun A jargon spoken in government …   Wiktionary

  • governmentese — gov·ern·ment·ese …   English syllables

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