counterword

counterword

[koun-ter-wurd]
noun
1.
a word, often of short-lived popularity, widely used as an almost meaningless, automatic response.
2.
a word that has come to be used with a meaning much less specific than that which it had originally, as swell, awful, or terrific.

Origin:
1670–80; counter1 + word

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counterword (ˈkaʊntəˌwɜːd)
 
n
a word widely used in a sense much looser than its original meaning, such as tremendous or awful

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Main Entry:  counterword
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any word that is overused as a term of approval or disapproval and whose present meanings differ greatly from the original meaning, such as 'nice' and 'awful'; also written counter word, counter-word
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