[tel-i-gra-feez, -fees, tel-i-gra-feez, -fees]
  1. a style of writing or speaking distinguished by the omissions, abbreviations, and combinations that are characteristic of telegrams, as in “expect arrive six evening.

Origin of telegraphese

First recorded in 1880–85; telegraph + -ese Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for telegraphese

Historical Examples of telegraphese

  • The public would scoff at the letter-press for Daily Telegraphese.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling