gobbledegook


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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.]
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gobbledegook

(ˈɡɒbəldɪˌɡuːk) or

gobbledygook

n
pretentious or unintelligible jargon, such as that used by officials
[C20: whimsical formation from gobble2]
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gobbledegook

noun nonsense, jargon, babble, cant, twaddle, gibberish, mumbo jumbo, jabber, gabble, rigmarole, double talk, Greek (informal), officialese When he asked questions, all he got back was bureaucratic gobbledegook.
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gobbledygook

also gobbledegook
noun
Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or language:
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Translations

gobbledegook

gobbledygook [ˈgɒbldɪguːk] Njerigonza f, galimatías m inv
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gobbledegook

, gobbledygook
n (inf)Kauderwelsch nt
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We all held our breath in disbelief when our Home Secretary told us that police cuts would not affect front line policing; we held our heads as Chief Constables played the political game with gobbledegook statistics, and we have a Police Commissioner that is as much good as a chocolate tea kettle.
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It does seem, along with extravagant job titles, that modern manager's use of fancy phrases and gobbledegook is to mask the fact that for the majority of the time they and their jobs are just are not really needed.
If this gobbledegook means anything, it means they're not safe to be on the roads.
GDP to many is gobbledegook but some may explain it as how prosperous an area is.
POLITICIANS and experts should be banned from using gobbledegook phrases, MSPs have been told.
All you get is a load of gobbledegook. Can anyone supply an answer?
However I no longer regard it as a laughing matter because millions of pounds of public money are squandered by national government bodies producing gobbledegook that just baffles people.
Alarmingly, some world-class engineering firms are not shy of incorporating utter gobbledegook into their corporate communications.
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