Amtsdeutsch

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Amt (bureau, ministry) +‎ -s- +‎ Deutsch (German).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Amtsdeutsch n (genitive Amtsdeutschs)

  1. German bureaucratese, officialese (the jargon-filled, obfuscatory and sometimes legalistic or euphemistic variety of the German language which is regarded as the language of German bureaucrats)
    Synonym: Beamtendeutsch

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