officialese

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

Definition of officialese

  1. :  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.

1884

First Known Use of officialese

1884


OFFICIALESE Defined for English Language Learners

officialese

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

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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