American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An equivocal word used to deprive a statement of its force or to evade a direct commitment.
- n. pejorative A word used to qualify a statement so as to make it potentially misleading.
- v. To use weasel words.
- n. an equivocal qualification; a word used to avoid making an outright assertion
- From the weasel's habit of sucking the contents out of an egg without breaking the shell. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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