fed·​er·​al·​ese ˌfe-d(ə-)rə-ˈlēz How to pronounce federalese (audio)

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of federalese was in 1944

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“Federalese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federalese. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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