Word of The Day. "Gobbledygook"

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Synonyms: jargon, gibberish, nonsense, double-talk, mumbo jumbo, etc.

  • Part of Speech: noun
  • Definition: language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms
  • Transcription: / gaw-bull-dee-goo-k / 

Ever found yourself lost in a sea of complex jargon, unsure of what's being said? Today's word of the day is "Gobbledygook." This whimsical term describes the baffling language that often leaves us scratching our heads. Originating from the onomatopoeic sounds of a turkey's gobble, it perfectly captures the confusion that arises when faced with convoluted or incomprehensible speech.

"Gobbledygook" refers to overly complicated, unclear, or jargon-laden language that is difficult to understand.

Sentence Examples:

  1. The technical manual was filled with gobbledygook, leaving the average reader bewildered.
  2. During the meeting, the presenter's use of gobbledygook left the audience struggling to grasp the main points.
  3. The lawyer's explanation was so full of gobbledygook that the jury had trouble following the argument.
  4. Simplify your message; avoid the temptation to cloak it in unnecessary gobbledygook.

In academic writing, it's crucial to convey complex ideas without resorting to unnecessary "gobbledygook", ensuring accessibility for all readers.

March, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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