gobbledygook

noun gob·ble·dy·gook \ ˈgä-bəl-dē-ˌgu̇k , -ˌgük \
variants: or less commonly gobbledegook

Definition of gobbledygook

:wordy and generally unintelligible jargon

Examples of gobbledygook in a Sentence

  1. The report is just a bunch of gobbledygook.

  2. cut through the gobbledygook and just tell me what the final cost of the car would be

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Origin and Etymology of gobbledygook

irregular from gobble, noun


GOBBLEDYGOOK Defined for English Language Learners

gobbledygook

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Definition of gobbledygook for English Language Learners

  • : speech or writing that is complicated and difficult to understand



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