buzz word

buzzword

[buhz-wurd]
noun
a word or phrase, often sounding authoritative or technical, that is a vogue term in a particular profession, field of study, popular culture, etc.

Origin:
1965–70; buzz1 + word

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buzz word
 
n
informal a word, often originating in a particular jargon, that becomes a vogue word in the community as a whole or among a particular group

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buzzword
1946, from buzz + word. Noted as student slang for the key words in a lecture or reading.
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