buzzword

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noun buzz·word \ˈbəz-ˌwərd\

Definition of buzzword

  1. 1 :  an important-sounding usually technical word or phrase often of little meaning used chiefly to impress laymen

  2. 2 :  a voguish word or phrase —called also buzz phrase

1946

First Known Use of buzzword

1946


BUZZWORD Defined for English Language Learners

buzzword

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noun buzz·word \ˈbəz-ˌwərd\

Definition of buzzword for English Language Learners

  • : a word or phrase that becomes very popular for a period of time



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