- a word or phrase, often sounding authoritative or technical, that is a vogue term in a particular profession, field of study, popular culture, etc.
Origin of buzzword
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- informal a word, often originating in a particular jargon, that becomes a vogue word in the community as a whole or among a particular group
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Word Origin and History for buzz word
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