New Speak


[noo-speek, nyoo-]
(sometimes initial capital letter) an official or semiofficial style of writing or saying one thing in the guise of its opposite, especially in order to serve a political or ideological cause while pretending to be objective, as in referring to “increased taxation” as “revenue enhancement.”

new + speak, coined by George Orwell in his novel, 1984 (1949) Unabridged
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newspeak (ˈnjuːˌspiːk)
the language of bureaucrats and politicians, regarded as deliberately ambiguous and misleading
[C20: from 1984, a novel by George Orwell]

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Word Origin & History

"artificial language of official communication in George Orwell's novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four,' " 1949, from new + speak. Frequently applied to propagandistic warped English.
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