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  • n. Thoughtless or formulaic speech.

Etymologies

duck +‎ speak, coined by George Orwell in Nineteen-Eighty Four. (Wiktionary)

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  • To speak without thinking. Can be either good or bad, depending on who is speaking, and whether or not they are on your side.

    October 14, 2008