Definition of gobbledygook in English:
noun[mass noun] informal
Language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms: reams of financial gobbledygook
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- 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;
informal mumbo jumbo, drivel, rot, tripe, hogwash, baloney, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, guff, eyewash, piffle, twaddle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, dribble
Scottish & Northern English informal havers
North American vulgar slang crapola
Australian/New Zealand vulgar slang bulldust
1940s (originally US): probably imitating a turkey's gobble.
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