fuzzword

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fuzz +‎ word, by analogy with buzzword.

Noun[edit]

fuzzword (plural fuzzwords)

  1. A term that is deliberately vague or euphemistic in meaning.
    • 1984, Michael R. Gordon, "All or Nothing", National Journal, 14 April 1984:
      In the often emotional arms control debate, there may be no more common fuzzword than "verification."