buzzword

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English[edit]

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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. (derogatory) A word drawn from technical jargon, that has gotten abused by people that want to appear impressive but don't truly understand the subject.
    Their salespeople know all the right buzzwords, but they can’t really help you solve your problems.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English buzzword.

Noun[edit]

buzzword m or f (in variation) (plural buzzwords)

  1. buzzword (fashionable technical jargon)