buzzword

[ buhz-wurd ]
/ ˈbʌzˌwɜrd /

noun

a word or phrase, often sounding authoritative or technical, that is a vogue term in a particular profession, field of study, popular culture, etc.

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Origin of buzzword

First recorded in 1965–70; buzz1 + word

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buzz word

noun

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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