double-talk

noun
dou·​ble-talk | \ ˈdə-bəl-ˌtȯk How to pronounce double-talk (audio) \

Definition of double-talk

1 : language that appears to be earnest and meaningful but in fact is a mixture of sense and nonsense
2 : inflated, involved, and often deliberately ambiguous language

Other Words from double-talk

double-talk intransitive verb
double-talker noun

First Known Use of double-talk

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of double-talk was in 1936

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“Double-talk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-talk. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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double-talk

noun
dou·​ble-talk | \ ˈdə-bəl-ˌtȯk \

Kids Definition of double-talk

: language that seems to make sense but is actually a mixture of sense and nonsense

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Nglish: Translation of double-talk for Spanish Speakers

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