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bureaucratese

bureaucratese

noun bu·reau·crat·ese \ˌbyr-ə-(ˌ)kra-ˈtēz, -ˈtēs, ˌbyər-\

Definition of BUREAUCRATESE

:  a style of language held to be characteristic of bureaucrats and marked by abstractions, jargon, euphemisms, and circumlocutions

First Known Use of BUREAUCRATESE

1949

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