officialese


of·fi·cial·ese

noun \-ˌfi-shə-ˈlēz, -ˈlēs\

: the language used in official documents that is difficult for most people to understand

Full Definition of OFFICIALESE

:  the characteristic language of official statements :  wordy, pompous, or obscure language

Examples of OFFICIALESE

  1. The documents were full of confusing officialese.

First Known Use of OFFICIALESE

1884

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