weasel words


pl n

informal intentionally evasive or misleading speech; equivocation

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Derived forms of weasel words

weasel-worded, adjective

Word Origin for weasel words

C20: alluding to the weasel's supposed ability to suck an egg out of its shell without seeming to break the shell
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