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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buzzword, cantnoun

    stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition


  1. buzzwordnoun

    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 can't really help you solve your problems.

    Etymology: 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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buzzword in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buzzword in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of buzzword in a Sentence

  1. David Campbell:

    It’s a buzzword, a word that really gets attention. With all these sanctuary cities, we just decided to turn it around to protect our Second Amendment rights.

  2. Piers Morgan:

    Theres nothing sleazy about it, or nasty, or even remotely problematic to quote the ghastly buzzword of modern-day political correctness.

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