Simple Definition of newspeak
: speech or writing that uses words in a way that changes their meaning especially to persuade people to think a certain way
Full Definition of newspeak
: propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution, and the inversion of customary meanings
Origin of newspeak
Newspeak, a language “designed to diminish the range of thought,” in the novel 1984 (1949) by George Orwell
First Known Use: 1950
Rhymes with newspeak
antique, apeak, batik, Belleek, bespeak, bezique, blue streak, boutique, cacique, Cloud Peak, critique, debeak, forepeak, forespeak, Grays Peak, grosbeak, hairstreak, halfbeak, houseleek, Late Greek, midweek, misspeak, muzhik, mystique, nonpeak, oblique, off-peak, outspeak, perique, physique, pip-squeak, pratique, technic, technique, Tajik, unique, unspeak, workweek
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "newspeak"
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