technobabble
noun Date: 1981 technical jargon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • technobabble — Jargon or terms used by computer support line personnel when annoyed with a customer and desriring to belittle them. Any unintelligible gibberish that uses more acronyms or references to system or dos than actual English. Well, your MIDI player… …   Dictionary of american slang

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  • technobabble — /tek noh bab euhl/, n. incomprehensible technical language or jargon. [1980 85; patterned on PSYCHOBABBLE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Technobabble — seemingly meaningless technological jargon …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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