pab·​lum | \ ˈpa-bləm How to pronounce pablum (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web And spare me the pablum about Twitter being some kind of public square. Andy Meek, BGR, 25 Apr. 2022 While Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren acknowledged the chance to notch a meaningful victory and create offseason momentum — all standard bowl pablum — Kelly issued his usual contrarian fare about having a really good Tuesday. Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Verification technology was not built to penalize journalists for reporting the truth or content creators for taking risks but, by penalizing the publication of inoffensive pablum over interesting content, that is all too often the end result. Alok Choudhary, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 And to think that lots of people once considered Saget to be the worst kind of pablum personified, the blandest of the bland. Erik Hedegaard, Rolling Stone, 10 Jan. 2022 Ethical corners had been cut so that some viral pablum could be broadcasted. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 2 Dec. 2021 There’s a fine line between homage and derivative pablum that Netflix’s new horror-slasher, Fear Street: 1994, stumbles all over in its 1 hour and 47 minute run-time. Erik Kain, Forbes, 4 July 2021 Instead, Blinken served up only rhetorical pablum, retreating from what senior Trump officials (although not Trump himself) did to back Ukraine and returning to Obama-era blandishments. John R. Bolton, National Review, 13 May 2021 There are glimmers of useful thinking in the board’s decision, like Skittles in a bowl of pablum. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pablum

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pablum

from Pablum, a trademark for an infant cereal

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7 May 2022

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“Pablum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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