[ duhb-uh l-tawk ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˌtɔk /
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.
verb (used without object)
to engage in double-talk.
verb (used with object)
to accomplish or persuade by double-talk.
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Origin of double-talk
An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
Related formsdou·ble-talk·er, noun
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