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psychobabble

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noun psy·cho·bab·ble \ˈsī-kō-ˌba-bəl\

Simple Definition of psychobabble

  • : language that is used by people who talk about mental and emotional problems and that is seen as silly or meaningless : psychological jargon

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of psychobabble

  1. 1 :  a predominantly metaphorical language for expressing one's feelings

  2. 2 a :  psychological jargon b :  trite or simplistic language derived from psychotherapy <repeating the usual psychobabble about self-discovery — Mark Coleman>

psychobabble intransitive verb
psychobabbler play \-ˌba-blər\ noun

Examples of psychobabble in a sentence

  1. a popular book filled with the usual psychobabble



1975

First Known Use of psychobabble

1975

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