psychspeak

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

psych +‎ -speak

Noun[edit]

psychspeak (uncountable)

  1. The jargon used by psychologists or psychiatrists.
    • 1992, Rob Buckman, Yvonne Kason, How to break bad news: a guide for health care professionals (page 83)
      The languages of all health care professions - medspeak, nursespeak, psychspeak, and so on - are extremely useful, but they are only intelligible to the initiated.

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