Bafflegab



confusing or generally unintelligible jargon; gobbledegook:
an insurance policy written in bafflegab impenetrable to a lay person.

noun

The pompous and opaque prose style affected by bureaucrats and certain scholars

[coined by Milton Smith of the US Department of Commerce, fr standard baffle and slang gab, first attested in January 1952]

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