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Meaning of "bafflegab" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BAFFLEGAB

bafflegab  [ˈbæfəlˌɡæb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BAFFLEGAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bafflegab is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BAFFLEGAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gibberish

Gibberish or gobbledygook refer to speech or other use of language that is nonsense, or that appears to be nonsense. It may include speech sounds that are not actual words, or forms such as language games or highly specialized jargon that seems non-sensical to outsiders. Gibberish should not be confused with literary nonsense such as that used in the poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll. The word gibberish is more commonly applied to speech, while gobbledygook is more often applied to writing. "Officialese", "legalese", or "bureaucratese" are forms of gobbledygook. The related word jibber-jabber refers to rapid talk that is difficult to understand.

Definition of bafflegab in the English dictionary

The definition of bafflegab in the dictionary is gobbledygook, confusing speech; specifically, the kind of obscuring circumlocution often employed in official documents.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BAFFLEGAB


gab
ɡæb
nashgab
ˈnæʃɡæb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BAFFLEGAB

baff
baffies
Baffin
Baffin Bay
Baffin Island
baffle
baffle board
baffle plate
baffled
bafflement
baffler
baffling
bafflingly
baffy
baft
BAFTA
bag
bag and baggage
bag lady
bag moth

WORDS THAT END LIKE BAFFLEGAB

Arab
Bab
cab
crab
dab
fab
gift of the gab
grab
hijab
jab
jilbab
kab
kebab
lab
Punjab
rehab
sab
slab
stab
tab

Synonyms and antonyms of bafflegab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bafflegab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BAFFLEGAB

Find out the translation of bafflegab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bafflegab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bafflegab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

bafflegab
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bafflegab
570 millions of speakers

English

bafflegab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

bafflegab
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

bafflegab
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

bafflegab
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bafflegab
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

bafflegab
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

verbiage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bafflegab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kauderwelsch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

bafflegab
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

bafflegab
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bafflegab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bafflegab
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

bafflegab
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बफलेगॅब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bafflegab
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bafflegab
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bafflegab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

bafflegab
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bafflegab
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

bafflegab
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bafflegab
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bafflegab
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bafflegab
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bafflegab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BAFFLEGAB»

The term «bafflegab» is used very little and occupies the 159.577 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BAFFLEGAB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bafflegab» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bafflegab» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bafflegab

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BAFFLEGAB»

Discover the use of bafflegab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bafflegab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bafflegab
Stan Rogal's second novel is the story of one writer's journey through the urban wilderness.
Stanley William Rogal, 2009
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The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang
2003 Portland Oregonian (Feb.10) B6: Do Portland police officers think it's OK to use backstairs influence to help themselves when they get into trouble? bafflegab n. [see second quot.] confusing or unintelligible speech; doublespeak.
Grant Barrett, 2006
3
Pocket Posh® Word Power: 120 Words that Are Fun to Say
8 bafflegab /(baf'əl-gab')/ noun • Slang for nonsense or wordy jargon. Examples: When all the bafflegab is stripped away, the decision to let Stanley Williams die is nothing more than George W. Bush logic with a Hollywood veneer. —Richard ...
Wordnik, 2011
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Safire's Political Dictionary
And now you're seeing the blowback from that.” bafflegab Jargon providing more obfuscation than enlightenment, as is often found in ill-written government reports and other official statements. Bafflegab began appearing in newspapers and ...
William Safire, 2008
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Top 100 Power Verbs: The Most Powerful Verbs and Phrases You ...
Bafflegab. (1) double-talk; gibberish talk; speak in an ambiguous or incomprehensible way; song and dance; speak tap dance around a straight answer; speak gobbledygook; use puffery Word Used in Sentence(s) (1) The Play, “Death of a ...
Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford, 2013
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Here's Proof Only We Conservatives Have Our Heads Screwed on ...
Chapter. 4. Left. Wing. Bafflegab! One. of the reasons the left wing has been so successful in pushing its agenda onto the long-suffering and totally unsuspecting public is because of the special language the “progressives” use. A kind of lefty ...
Lowell Green, 2013
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Canadian Content
3. 4. 5. 6. 7. What is the topic sentence in paragraph 11? What areas of public life have been affected by the kind of bafflegab exemplified here? Identify at least five examples cited in the essay. What kind of support does Wente provide in ...
‎2011
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The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and ...
B. BAFFLEGAB. Language that misleads readers either intentionally, through legalese, or unintentionally through confusion. “Doublespeak [is] language that feigns to communicate, shifts blame and responsibility,” according to Reuters, 1979.
Phil Cousineau, 2013
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
College Undergraduate Slang Study Conducted at Brown University. p. 74, 1968 bafflegab noun verbose language that is difficult to penetrate and impossible to understand us The term, by all accounts, was coined by Milton A. Smith of the ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
10
Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies
Email client, POP3, and bafflegab Keeping up with all the email buzzwords is difficult. Here's a quick list that should get you throughthemajor twistsandturns ofinstallingand usingan e mail client (an email programthat runsonyour computer )and ...
Woody Leonhard, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BAFFLEGAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bafflegab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Reviewed: Paul Magrs' Brenda and Effie
Tangentially connected to the Doctor Who universe, The Brenda and Effie Mysteries from Bafflegab Productions (creators of The Scarifyers) is ... «Doctor Who UK Webzine, Jul 15»
2
The “link” between gun possession and gun assault
I am by no means a science-denier of any kind, but I'm also not willing to buy any old bafflegab offered to me on the basis of a pleasing ... «Guns.com, Jun 15»
3
Farm workers want new NDP government to address labour rights
... and I threw it up at them that was the exact line the other government used, which is just bafflegab for doing nothing,” Musekamp said. «Cochrane Eagle, Jun 15»
4
Jindal All the Way: Today in Abject Futility
It was more that what he apparently believed to be soaring rhetoric turned out to be bafflegab that wouldn't have carried the room in a student ... «Esquire.com, Jun 15»
5
When it comes to climate change not all opinions are valid, scientists …
... peer-reviewed climate science, it has become what is in effect the unofficial lay journal of alternate-reality climate bafflegab,” Kay wrote to the ... «Toronto Star, Jun 15»
6
Put taxpayer cash for the NEDC to better use
Stop the bafflegab. Council, save our money. It's time to shut 'er down and really put our money to good use; back in taxpayer's pockets where ... «Nanaimo Daily News, Jun 15»
7
The evolution of parenthood
Hearing Sylvia rail against the government's bafflegab is invigorating. Her political engagement makes me think that there is hope for future ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jun 15»
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Opinion: CBC loses its edge without Solomon
It was terrific because Solomon was a relentless interviewer who did not accept bafflegab or dissembling. In discreet, deferential Canada, ... «Regina Leader-Post, Jun 15»
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Our View: Quit waffling and just make a real decision
You can spare us the perfunctory "we're just trying to get assurances it will get built, so we need more information" bafflegab. What happens ... «Nanaimo Daily News, Jun 15»
10
Cohen: The loss of Evan Solomon leaves a gap in Canadian …
It was terrific because Solomon was a relentless interviewer who did not accept bafflegab or dissembling. In discreet, deferential Canada, ... «Ottawa Citizen, Jun 15»

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