a combining form extracted from newspeak (coined by George Orwell in his novel, 1984), used in the formation of compound words, usually derogatory, derisive, or facetious, that denote the style or vocabulary of a discipline, person, era, etc., as specified by the initial element: techspeak; artspeak; nukespeak; leetspeak; geek-speak.
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Words nearby -speak
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British Dictionary definitions for -speak
suffix forming nouns
informal the language or jargon of a specific group, organization, or fieldcomputerspeak
Word Origin for -speak
C20: formed on the pattern of newspeak
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