buzzword bingo

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buzzword bingo (uncountable)

  1. A humorous bingo-style game where participants prepare bingo cards with buzzwords and tick them off as they are uttered during an event, such as a meeting or speech. The goal of the game is to tick off a predetermined number of words in a row and then yell "Bingo!".
    • 2010 April 21, John Plunkett, “The Guardian leaders' debate game”, in The Guardian[1]:
      In this global take on buzzword bingo, the three contenders will be awarded points depending on how many overseas countries – and leaders – they namecheck in the course of tomorrow's 90-minute debate.

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