buzz\ word

noun
A word that sounds big and important in a sentence but, on closer inspection, means little except the speaker's indication to belong to a certain group.

The politician's speech was nothing but a lot of misleading statements and phony promises hidden in a bunch of buzz words.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • buzz·word — /ˈbʌzˌwɚd/ noun, pl words [count] : a word or phrase that becomes very popular for a period of time ◇ Buzzwords are often related to a particular business or field of study. At that time, the new buzzword in the tourism industry was “ecotourism.” …   Useful english dictionary

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  • buzz — n. & v. n. 1 the hum of a bee etc. 2 the sound of a buzzer. 3 a a confused low sound as of people talking; a murmur. b a stir; hurried activity (a buzz of excitement). c colloq. a rumour. 4 sl. a telephone call. 5 sl. a thrill; a euphoric… …   Useful english dictionary

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