[gob-uh l-dee-goo k]
- language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usually hard to understand: the gobbledegook of government reports.
Origin of gobbledegook
First recorded in 1940–45; fanciful formation from gobble2
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gibberish, doubletalk, bosh, mumbo jumbo.
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- pretentious or unintelligible jargon, such as that used by officials
C20: whimsical formation from gobble ²
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