noun ad·speak \ˈad-ˌspēk\

Definition of adspeak

  1. :  the special or distinctive language that is used in advertisements In the shorthand of political adspeak, “Washington” is the embodiment of something—perhaps everything—wrong with politics and government. — Paul Farhi, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2006

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Origin and Etymology of adspeak

1ad + -speak

First Known Use: 1969

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to criticize severely

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