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or gob·ble·dy·gook

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  1. language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usually hard to understand: the gobbledegook of government reports.
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Origin of gobbledegook

First recorded in 1940–45; fanciful formation from gobble2

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Related Words for gobbledegook

abracadabra, mystification, nonsense, hoax, incantation, cant, artifice, jargon, cheating, deception, trickery, imposture, delusion, spell, flimflam, chicanery, charm, deceit, swindle, humbug

British Dictionary definitions for gobbledegook



  1. pretentious or unintelligible jargon, such as that used by officials
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Word Origin for gobbledegook

C20: whimsical formation from gobble ²
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