psychobabble

[sahy-koh-bab-uhl]
noun
writing or talk using jargon from psychiatry or psychotherapy without particular accuracy or relevance.

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

psychobabbler, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To psychobabble
Collins
World English Dictionary
psychobabble (ˈsaɪkəʊˌbæbəl)
 
n
informal the jargon of psychology, esp as used and popularized in various types of psychotherapy

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
There is a fair amount of psychobabble, but its still a good quick journey through a lot of history.
They also made sure that all the money to research this disease was either diverted or used for psychobabble.
So you are getting a lot of this psychobabble from the school about how tender these sixth, seventh and eighth grades are.
Legal, medical, clinical or plain-old psychobabble language doesn't make their definition any better.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature