initialese

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

initial +‎ -ese

Noun[edit]

initialese (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Language that is rendered confusing by many initialisms.
    • 1965, Design news (volume 20, issues 10-17)
      Let me assure you, sir, that I will, in the interests of APANUA, continue the ceaseless fight against senseless acronymity, initialese, indecipherable abbreviation.

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