American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang Gobbledygook.
- n. Language whose purpose is to obscure, confuse, or mislead.
- baffle + gab. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At a time when daily business news coverage was stuffy and technical, Porter railed against what she termed the "bafflegab" lingo of finance, preferring to express investment and money concepts in words and imagery that didn't require readers to obtain a specialized education.”
“A touch of academic bafflegab is annoying but not fatal.”
“She educated the public about investments and money management, partially by eliminating “bafflegab,” her term for the cryptic terminology of government and finance, and she devoted much of her work to consumer advocacy.”
“LaPierre's red-meat statements to pro-gun activists -- cynical, incendiary bafflegab designed to anger up their hearts and open up their wallets -- has effects that go far beyond the NRA's own political and financial interests.”
“END and while we are on DISTORTION, here is yesterday's bafflegab”
“When all the bafflegab is stripped away, the decision let Stanley Williams die is nothing more than George W. Bush logic with a Hollywood veneer.”
“I just deleted about eight hundred words of bafflegab, so let me reduce it to the essence.”
“He and I will be talking in Quetzal, and that'll be bafflegab to you, so I might as well sign off for now.”
“I can't overstate the importance of sounding conversational before you launch into your pointless bafflegab.”
“The notion of bafflegab just stuck in my mind as the only way to really explain it.”
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