governmentese

noun
gov·​ern·​men·​tese | \ ˌgə-vər-mən-ˈtēz How to pronounce governmentese (audio) \

Definition of governmentese

: jargon held to be characteristic of government officials

First Known Use of governmentese

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Governmentese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/governmentese. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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