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

The documents were full of confusing officialese.

First Known Use of officialese

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for officialese

official entry 2 + -ese entry 2

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The first known use of officialese was in 1884

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officialese

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English Language Learners Definition of officialese

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

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