Definition of gobbledygook in English:


Syllabification: gob·ble·dy·gook
Pronunciation: /ˈɡäbəldēˌɡo͞ok
(also gobbledegook)


Language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of abstruse technical terms; nonsense.
More example sentences
  • The commentary became technical and aeronautical gobbledygook, but it was quite exciting.
  • The language may sound like gobbledegook but according to the council ‘although the wording may not be obvious to some people, the specialists we seek will fully understand the terminology’.
  • He waged war against the mountains of unintelligible gobbledygook that is regularly dumped on schools by government bureaucrats.


1940s (originally US): probably imitating a turkey's gobble.

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