buzzword

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Examples (English words often considered buzzwords)

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Etymology[edit]

U.S. 1970s from buzz + word

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

buzzword (plural buzzwords)

  1. (pejorative) A word drawn from or imitative of technical jargon, and often rendered meaningless and fashionable through abuse by non-technical persons in a seeming show of familiarity with the subject.
    Their salespeople know all the right buzzwords, but they can’t really help you solve your problems.

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