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gobbledygook Line breaks: gobble¦dy|gook
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒb(ə)ldɪˌɡuːk/
(also gobbledegook)

Definition of gobbledygook in English:


[mass noun] informal
Language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms: reams of financial gobbledygook
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.
jargon, unintelligible language, obscure language;
Scottish & Northern English informal havers
North American informal garbage, flapdoodle, blathers, wack, bushwa, applesauce
informal, , dated bunkum, tommyrot, cod, gammon, toffee
vulgar slang shit, bullshit, horseshit, crap, bollocks, balls
North American vulgar slang crapola
Australian/New Zealand vulgar slang bulldust


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

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