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gobbledygook

noun gob·ble·dy·gook \ˈgä-bəl-dē-ˌgu̇k, -ˌgük\

Simple Definition of gobbledygook

  • : speech or writing that is complicated and difficult to understand

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gobbledygook

  1. :  wordy and generally unintelligible jargon

Examples of gobbledygook in a sentence

  1. The report is just a bunch of gobbledygook.

  2. <cut through the gobbledygook and just tell me what the final cost of the car would be>



Variants of gobbledygook

also gobbledegook play \ˈgä-bəl-dē-ˌgu̇k, -ˌgük\

Origin of gobbledygook

irregular from gobble, noun


First Known Use: 1944



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