buzzword definition

  • noun:
    • A word or phrase connected with a specialized field or group that usually sounds important or technical and is used primarily to impress laypersons: "'Sensitivity' is the buzzword in the beauty industry this fall” ( ADWEEK).
    • A stylish or trendy word or term.
    • A word attracted from or imitative of technical jargon, and frequently rendered meaningless and fashionable through misuse by non-technical individuals in a seeming tv show of familiarity with the niche.
    • stock expressions which have become nonsense through limitless repetition

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