journalese

noun
jour·nal·ese | \ˌjər-nə-ˈlēz, -ˈlēs\

Definition of journalese 

: a style of writing held to be characteristic of newspapers

First Known Use of journalese

1882, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about journalese

Share journalese

Statistics for journalese

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for journalese

The first known use of journalese was in 1882

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on journalese

See words that rhyme with journalese

Comments on journalese

What made you want to look up journalese? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!