Microspeak

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Microsoft +‎ -speak

Proper noun[edit]

Microspeak

  1. (informal) The computer and business jargon associated with Microsoft.
    • 2002, James Gleick, What just happened: a chronicle from the information frontier:
      Actually, preview, in Microspeak, is what blunter software companies call "beta" — meaning incomplete, buggy, and unsupported.
    • 2003, Steven Lattimore McShane, Mary Ann Young Von Glinow, Organizational behavior
      Welcome to the world of Microspeak — the unofficial language of Microsoft.
    • 2004, Sarah Milstein, Rael Dornfest, Google: the missing manual (page 174)
      The browser buttons, shown in Figure 7-1, are simply links that you can place on the same toolbar that holds your most frequently used bookmarks (known as "favorites" in Microspeak).