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gobbledygook

1. Nonsense, often that which contains jargon. His explanation is full of gobbledygook and doesn't actually answer the question. Hoo boy, I've got 24 pages of legal gobbledygook to fill out—lucky me.
2. A jumble or mess of something, often food. What is this gobbledygook that the lunch lady slapped on my plate?
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gobbledygook

(ˈgɑblædigʊk)
1. n. nonsense; officialese or government gibberish. They must have a full time staff to dream up all this gobbledygook.
2. n. any mess, especially of food. Do we have the same old gobbledygook tonight?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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