Definition of Pentagonese in English:

Pentagonese

Line breaks: Penta¦gon|ese
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛntəgəˈniːz
 
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noun

[mass noun] US informal
  • The euphemistic or cryptic language supposedly used among high-ranking US military personnel.
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    • ‘Synergism’ is Pentagonese for ‘choreographing a military ballet.’
    • Or, to borrow a phrase currently hip in Pentagonese, new ways of ‘degrading’ the language.
    • After ‘embedded’ was accredited in Pentagonese, TV news channels grabbed and ran with it, and it was free for all.

Origin

1950s: from pentagon + -ese.

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