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counterword

[koun-ter-wurd] /ˈkaʊn tərˌwɜrd/
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
1670-1680
1670-80; counter1 + word
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British Dictionary definitions for counterword

counterword

/ˈkaʊntəˌwɜːd/
noun
1.
a word widely used in a sense much looser than its original meaning, such as tremendous or awful
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Contemporary definitions for counterword
noun

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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