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Bafflegab

[ba-fəl-ˌgab]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: English, 20th century

1.

Messy, wordy jargon

2.

Incomprehensible gibberish

3.

Confusing legal or bureaucratic language

Examples of Bafflegab in a sentence

"The contract was full of so much bafflegab that I don't even know what I agreed to."

"Do your words have actual meaning, or is it all just bafflegab?"

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About Bafflegab

In addition to bafflegab, English has a rich history of words used to describe nonsense. Some standouts include gibberish, gobbledygook, double-talk, and legalese, used specifically for the confusing language often found in legal documents.

Did you Know?

Bafflegab is a relatively recent word in English, appearing only in the 1950s. If it looks familiar, that's because it's a combination of two common words: baffle and gab.

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