telegraphese

noun
tele·​graph·​ese | \ ˌte-lə-gra-ˈfēz How to pronounce telegraphese (audio) , -ˈfēs \

Definition of telegraphese

: language characterized by the terseness and ellipses that are common in telegrams

First Known Use of telegraphese

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Telegraphese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telegraphese. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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