officialese officialese

Definition(s):

  • (n) the style of writing characteristic of some government officials: formal and obscure

Usage(s):

  1. Its source is leathery Sir Ernest Cowers, 74, a retired civil servant who has been waging a relentless war against the turgid prose called officialese.
  2. From Washington came further definitions of current officialese:Point up the issue To expand a 1-page memo to 15 pages.
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