buzzword

noun buzz·word \ ˈbəz-ˌwərd \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of buzzword

1 : an important-sounding usually technical word or phrase often of little meaning used chiefly to impress laymen
2 : a voguish word or phrase called also buzz phrase

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First Known Use of buzzword

1946

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of buzzword for English Language Learners

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



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