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buzzword (n.)

also buzz word, 1946, from buzz (n.) + word (n.). Noted as Harvard student slang for the key words in a lecture or reading. Perhaps from the use of buzz in the popular counting game.

updated on January 20, 2013

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Definitions of buzzword from WordNet

buzzword (n.)
stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition;
Synonyms: cant
From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

Dictionary entries near buzzword

buzz

buzzard

buzz-cut

buzzer

buzz-saw

buzzword

BVDs

bwana

by

Byblos

bye