from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An stylish or trendy word or phrase, especially when occurring in a specialized field.

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  • noun pejorative A word drawn from or imitative of technical jargon, and often rendered meaningless and fashionable through abuse by non-technical persons in a seeming show of familiarity with the subject.

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  • noun stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition


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U.S. 1970s from buzz + word



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