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double–talk

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noun dou·ble–talk \-ˌtȯk\

Simple Definition of double–talk

  • : language that uses many words but has very little meaning

Full Definition of double–talk

  1. 1 :  language that appears to be earnest and meaningful but in fact is a mixture of sense and nonsense

  2. 2 :  inflated, involved, and often deliberately ambiguous language

dou·ble–talk intransitive verb
dou·ble–talk·er noun

1936

First Known Use of double–talk

1936


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