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bafflegab

[baf-uh l-gab] /ˈbæf əlˌgæb/
noun, Slang.
1.
confusing or generally unintelligible jargon; gobbledegook:
an insurance policy written in bafflegab impenetrable to a lay person.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; baffle + gab1
Related forms
bafflegabber, noun
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bafflegab

noun

The pompous and opaque prose style affected by bureaucrats and certain scholars

[coined by Milton Smith of the US Department of Commerce, fr standard baffle and slang gab, first attested in January 1952]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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