Deliberately confusing or unintelligible talk made up of a mixture of real words and meaningless syllables
Rapid and incoherent talk; unintelligible chatter; jargon
A complicated or obscure ritual.
Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing.
A phrase, construction, or expression that is recognized as a unit in the usage of a given language and either differs from the usual syntactic patterns or has a meaning that differs from the literal meaning of its parts taken together (Ex.: not a word did she say; she heard it straight from the horse's mouth)
A simplified form of English used by certain peoples of E Asia and the South Pacific in dealing with foreigners: there are two forms, Chinese pidgin and Melanesian pidgin, the former based on the syntax of Chinese, the latter on the syntax of certain aboriginal languages of Melanesia and N Australia
A person of mixed African and European ancestry who speaks a creolized language, especially one based on French or Spanish.
A vernacular word or term
A dialect of Greek that developed primarily from Attic and became the common language of the Hellenistic world, from which later stages of Greek are descended.
A mixture of Italian with Provençal, French, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, and Turkish, formerly spoken on the eastern Mediterranean coast.
A pidgin consisting of extremely simplified Chinook intermixed with words from English, French, and neighboring American Indian languages: formerly used among traders and Indians in the coastal areas of NW North America
A borrowing by which a specialized meaning of a word or phrase in one language is transferred to another language by a literal translation of each of the individual elements (Ex.: masterpiece, from German meisterstück)
The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
(Loosely) A localism, or regionalism
(Linguistics) A word or phrase which has recently been coined; a new word or phrase.
The right or process of making coins.
Religious phraseology used hypocritically; insincere, pious talk
An stylish or trendy word or phrase, especially when occurring in a specialized field.
The pompous, wordy, and involved language typical of official communications and reports
The technical and often arcane legal terminology and forms used in deeds, contracts, etc.
Any language containing many non-essential words intended to imply more importance or intelligence than is actually present.
A facile or sensational style, with many clichés, regarded as typical of many newspapers, magazines, etc.
(Pejorative) A formal or artificial form of communicating prevalent in institutes of higher education.
Deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language used to mislead and manipulate the public.
A jargon systematically formed by the transposition of the initial consonant to the end of the word and the suffixation of an additional syllable, as igpay atinlay for pig Latin.
Incorrect or ungrammatical Latin
Meaningless talk; chatter.
A form of language play, esp. as used by cockneys, in which a phrase is substituted for a single word with which the last word of the phrase rhymes (Ex.: trouble and strife used for wife, apples and pears for stairs)
Alternative form of double talk., possibly written as one word in homage to George Orwell's Newspeak (as with doublespeak).
Obscure or ambiguous language, esp. if meant to deceive
A children's game of jump-rope in which two turners swing two ropes simultaneously in a crisscross pattern for the person jumping
Slang peculiar to a group:
Language characterized by the often inaccurate use of jargon from psychiatry and psychotherapy:
Foolish or meaningless talk; gibberish
A continuous low, murmuring sound, as of flowing water.
Insolent talk or behavior.
Empty talk; nonsense.
A sudden perception:
The low muttering sound of a goose or duck.
Useless or insincere talk, writing, etc.
Exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive:
Extravagant foolishness or frivolity:
A simplified form of speech that is usually a mixture of two or more languages, has a rudimentary grammar and vocabulary, is used for communication between groups speaking different languages, and is not spoken as a first or native language.
(Informal) Foolish talk; nonsense
Foolish, empty talk or writing; nonsense
A supply of expressive means; a repertoire of communication:
Foolish talk; loquacious nonsense
A talkative, foolish person
Fast, incoherent, nonsensical talk; gibberish
Nonsensical speech or writing.
Idle talk; chatter
Idle or meaningless chatter; babble.
(Linguis.) The total stock of morphemes in a language
The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
A lingua franca
A lingua franca.
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