Simple Definition of officialese
: 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
The documents were full of confusing officialese.
First Known Use of officialese
Rhymes with officialese
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