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n. Slang
Unclear, wordy jargon; gobbledygook.

[baffle + gab (coined in 1952 by Milton A. Smith, assistant general counsel for the United States Chamber of Commerce).]


informal deliberately obscure language employed in official documents
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21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's explanation for its soaring record spending on lobbying in Washington is disingenuous bafflegab, Consumer Watchdog said today.
Rumour has it that when Rick "Big Cod" Hillier dared to swim against Conservative bafflegab and speak his own mind, neither knife nor net would suit the blue-clad powers of Stephen Harper's inner sanctum.
If you let it creep up on you, then suddenly you're having to memorise a lot of scientific bafflegab five seconds before you go on set.
Signals of value were replaced by bureaucratic bafflegab and propaganda.
It may sound like a load of abba-dabba, or ackamaracka and bafflegab to you, like someone's been on the old Bahama hooter [marijuana cigarette], but listen up--this King Farouk [book] is one daddy-come-to-church [an unusual event]
One has to question the use of this sort of bafflegab when the former ruling party in the country publicly defends abortion (110,000 unborn are killed each year), ruthlessly promotes the "gay" agenda for equality and the destruction of marriage, and then prepares for the introduction of euthanasia, legalized prostitution and polygamy.
At the award ceremony, to the audience's perplexity, the professional bafflegab artist Professor Irwin Corey accepted the award for, or maybe as, Pynchon, and launched into a semicoherent leg-pulling speech that began, "However .
I do try to respond to all my e-mails no matter what kind of bafflegab or framis they may contain.
It's bafflegab for talk, more talk, and even more talk; committee meetings, First Ministers' meetings, regularly scheduled meetings with the Prime Minister's Office.