plural -s
: the language of a cablegram or language resembling that of a cablegram characterized by the omission of connectives and by the use of special combinations, abbreviations, and code symbols
in my memorandum book wrote a reminder in cablese, "Uplook kids"W. L. White

Word History


cable entry 1 + -ese

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cablese was in 1938

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“Cablese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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