Definitions for buzzwordˈbʌzˌwɜrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a word or phrase, often sounding authoritative or technical, that has come into vogue in popular culture or a particular profession.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buzzword, cant(noun)

    stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. buzzword(noun)ˈbʌzˌwɜrd

    a term for a new or popular idea

    the latest marketing buzzword


  1. buzzword(Noun)

    A word drawn from or imitative of technical jargon, and often rendered meaningless and fashionable through abuse by non-technical persons in a seeming show of familiarity with the subject.

    Their salespeople know all the right buzzwords, but they canu2019t really help you solve your problems.

  2. Origin: U.S. 1970s from buzz + word


  1. Buzzword

    A buzzword is a word or phrase used to impress, or an expression which is fashionable. Buzzwords often originate in jargon. Buzzwords are often neologisms. The term was first used in 1946 as student slang.

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a word or phrase that is frequently used because of its importance or popularity especially among a certain age-group or profession

`Recycling' is the new buzzword.

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