doubletalk

double-talk

[duhb-uhl-tawk]
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.
Also, doubletalk.


Origin:
1935–40, Americanism

double-talker, noun
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