psycho babble


writing or talk using jargon from psychiatry or psychotherapy without particular accuracy or relevance.

psycho- + babble; popularized by a book of the same title (1977) by U.S. journalist Richard D. Rosen (born 1949)

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psychobabble (ˈsaɪkəʊˌbæbəl)
informal the jargon of psychology, esp as used and popularized in various types of psychotherapy

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psychobabble psy·cho·bab·ble (sī'kō-bāb'əl)
Psychological jargon, especially that of psychotherapy.

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