from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A style of language characterized by jargon and euphemism that is used especially by bureaucrats: "Soviet bureaucratese, especially the tongue-twisting acronyms and alien-sounding portmanteau words of the state security apparatus” ( Strobe Talbott).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A style of language, typically used by bureaucrats, that uses jargon or euphemism to the detriment of broader understanding.
- n. Any language containing many non-essential words intended to imply more importance or intelligence than is actually present.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the formal and often obscure style of writing characteristic of some government officials; officialese; -- it is characterized by euphemisms, circumlocutions, vague abstractions, and circumlocutions.
bureaucrat + -ese (Wiktionary)