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officialese

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noun of·fi·cial·ese \-ˌfi-shə-ˈlēz, -ˈlēs\

Simple Definition of officialese

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of officialese

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

Examples of officialese in a sentence

  1. The documents were full of confusing officialese.



1884

First Known Use of officialese

1884


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