officialese

noun of·fi·cial·ese \ ə-ˌfi-shə-ˈlēz , -ˈlēs , ō- \

Definition of officialese

: the characteristic language of official statements : wordy, pompous, or obscure language

Examples of officialese in a Sentence

  1. The documents were full of confusing officialese.

Origin and Etymology of officialese


OFFICIALESE Defined for English Language Learners

officialese

Definition of officialese for English Language Learners

  • : the language used in official documents that is difficult for most people to understand


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