buzzword
noun Date: 1946 1. an important-sounding usually technical word or phrase often of little meaning used chiefly to impress laymen 2. a voguish word or phrase — called also buzz phrase

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • buzzword — buzz‧word [bʌzwɜːd ǁ wɜːrd] noun [countable] a word or phrase from one special area of knowledge, that people suddenly think is important and use a lot: • The term online business community is something of a marketing buzzword these days. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • buzzword — 1946, from BUZZ (Cf. buzz) + WORD (Cf. word). Noted as student slang for the key words in a lecture or reading …   Etymology dictionary

  • buzzword — see jargon, vogue words …   Modern English usage

  • buzzword — [n] popular word or phrase argot, cant, doublespeak, fuzzword, jargon, lingo, mediaspeak, phraseology, policyspeak, slang; concept 275 …   New thesaurus

  • buzzword — ► NOUN informal ▪ a technical word or phrase that has become fashionable …   English terms dictionary

  • buzzword — [buz′wʉrd΄] n. a word or phrase used by members of some in group, having little or imprecise meaning but sounding impressive to outsiders …   English World dictionary

  • Buzzword — Un buzzword (anglicisme) est un terme ou une expression de jargon qui est utilisée, pendant une certaine période, comme slogan pour désigner une nouveauté (technologie, produit, concept, etc.) et pour attirer l attention sur cette nouveauté. Son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Buzzword — For the Acrobat product, see Adobe Buzzword. A buzzword (also fashion word and vogue word) is a term of art, salesmanship, politics, or technical jargon[1] that is used in the media and wider society outside of its originally narrow technical… …   Wikipedia

  • Buzzword — Dieser Artikel handelt von Schlagworten im Sinne von plakativen Worten, zu anderen Bedeutungen siehe Schlagwort (Begriffsklärung). Als Schlagwort (engl. buzzword oder catchword, frz. slogan) bezeichnet man einen Begriff oder Spruch, mit dem beim… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • buzzword — UK [ˈbʌzˌwɜː(r)d] / US [ˈbʌzˌwɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms buzzword : singular buzzword plural buzzwords a word that has become very popular, especially a word relating to a particular activity or subject a speech full of buzzwords and empty… …   English dictionary

  • buzzword — noun A word drawn from or imitative of technical jargon, and often rendered meaningless and fashionable through abuse by non technical persons in a seeming show of familiarity with the subject. Their salespeople know all the right buzzwords, but… …   Wiktionary

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