autospeak

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

auto- +‎ speak

Noun[edit]

autospeak (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Thoughtless, automatic speech.
    • 1998, Michael Strain, Policy, leadership and professional knowledge in education
      If management is not quite as routinised as teaching, it still involves quite a lot of autospeak when what people say follows familiar pathways.

Etymology 2[edit]

auto +‎ -speak

Noun[edit]

autospeak (uncountable)

  1. (US, informal) The jargon associated with motor vehicles.
    • 2007, Nury Vittachi, The Shanghai Union of Industrial Mystics (page 199)
      Honk, which was autospeak for `Get out of my way'.
    • 2007 June 24, Nick Kurczewski, “A Minivan That Is Actually Mini”, New York Times:
      WHAT you call the Kia Rondo depends on how far you bend to the fickle winds of autospeak.