double–talk

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noun dou·ble–talk \-ˌtȯk\

Definition of double–talk

  1. 1 :  language that appears to be earnest and meaningful but in fact is a mixture of sense and nonsense

  2. 2 :  inflated, involved, and often deliberately ambiguous language

double–talk

intransitive verb

double–talker

noun

1936

First Known Use of double–talk

1936


DOUBLE–TALK Defined for English Language Learners

double-talk

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Definition of double–talk for English Language Learners

  • : language that uses many words but has very little meaning


DOUBLE–TALK Defined for Kids

double–talk

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noun dou·ble–talk \ˈdə-bəl-ˌtȯk\

Definition of double–talk for Students

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


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