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double-talk

or doubletalk

[duhb-uh l-tawk] /ˈdʌb əlˌtɔk/
noun
1.
speech using nonsense syllables along with words in a rapid patter.
2.
deliberately evasive or ambiguous language:
When you try to get a straight answer, he gives you double-talk.
verb (used without object)
3.
to engage in double-talk.
verb (used with object)
4.
to accomplish or persuade by double-talk.
Origin of double-talk
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism
Related forms
double-talker, noun
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  • Now they would stall him off about the machines after handing him a fast line of double-talk.

    Assassin Jesse Franklin Bone
  • Also, it has some of the elements of modern international diplomacy in its double-talk and duplicity.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney

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