tele·​graph·​ese ˌte-lə-gra-ˈfēz How to pronounce telegraphese (audio)
: language characterized by the terseness and ellipses that are common in telegrams

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telegraphese was in 1885

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“Telegraphese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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