- speech using nonsense syllables along with words in a rapid patter.
- deliberately evasive or ambiguous language: When you try to get a straight answer, he gives you double-talk.
- to engage in double-talk.
- to accomplish or persuade by double-talk.
Origin of double-talk
An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
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