Part of speech: noun
Origin: English, 20th century
Messy, wordy jargon
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?"
Popularity Over Time
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.