gobbledygook


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gob·ble·dy·gook

also gob·ble·de·gook  (gŏb′əl-dē-go͝ok′)
n.
Unclear, wordy jargon.

[Imitative of the gobbling of a turkey.]

gob•ble•dy•gook

or gob•ble•de•gook

(ˈgɒb əl diˌgʊk)

n.
language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usu. hard to understand.
[1940–45; fanciful formation from gobble2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gobbledygook - incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists
jargon - specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

gobbledygook

also gobbledegook
noun
Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or language:
Translations

gobbledygook

gobbledegook [ˈgɒbəldiguːk] ncharabia mgo-between [ˈgəʊbɪtwiːn] nintermédiaire mf
to act as a go-between → servir d'intermédiaire

gobbledygook

gobbledegook [ˈgɒbldɪˌguːk] n (fam) → burocratese m
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