psychobabble


psy·cho·bab·ble

noun \ˈsī-kō-ˌba-bəl\

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

Full Definition of PSYCHOBABBLE

1
:  a predominantly metaphorical language for expressing one's feelings
2
a :  psychological jargon
b :  trite or simplistic language derived from psychotherapy <repeating the usual psychobabble about self-discovery — Mark Coleman>
psychobabble intransitive verb
psy·cho·bab·bler \-ˌba-blər\ noun

Examples of PSYCHOBABBLE

  1. a popular book filled with the usual psychobabble

First Known Use of PSYCHOBABBLE

1975

Rhymes with PSYCHOBABBLE

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