telegraphese


tele·graph·ese

noun \ˌte-lə-gra-ˈfēz, -ˈfēs\

Definition of TELEGRAPHESE

:  language characterized by the terseness and ellipses that are common in telegrams

First Known Use of TELEGRAPHESE

1885

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: telegraphic
Previous Word in the Dictionary: telegraph editor
All Words Near: telegraphese

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up telegraphese? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).