journalese

[ jur-nl-eez, -ees ]
/ ˌdʒɜr nlˈiz, -ˈis /
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noun

a manner of writing or speaking characterized by clichés, occasional neologism, archness, sensationalizing adjectives, unusual or faulty syntax, etc., used by some journalists, especially certain columnists, and regarded as typical journalistic style.
writing or expression in this manner: Get that journalese out of your copy!

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by this manner (often used predicatively): That word's not English, it's journalese.

Origin of journalese

First recorded in 1880–85; journal + -ese
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journalese

/ (ˌdʒɜːnəˈliːz) /

noun

derogatory a superficial cliché-ridden style of writing regarded as typical of newspapers
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