Chewbacca defense

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Chewbacca (a character from the 1977 film Star Wars) + defense, coined in "Chef Aid", a 1998 episode of South Park.


Chewbacca defense (plural Chewbacca defenses)

  1. (law, humorous) Any legal strategy or propaganda strategy that seeks to overwhelm its audience with nonsensical arguments, as a way of confusing the audience and drowning out legitimate opposing arguments.
    • 2013 July 12, Paul Krugman, “The Monetary Debate: Enter Chewbacca”, in The Conscience of a Liberal[1]:
      But at this point John Taylor, at least — and I believe he's not alone — has gone full Chewbacca defense.

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