the procedures and methods of making and using secret languages, as codes or ciphers. — cryptographic, cryptographical, cryptographal, adj.1. (cap.) of, belonging to, or connected with modern colloquial Greek. the deliberate or polite use of a pleasant or neutral word or expression to avoid the emotional implications of a plain term, as passed over for died.2. Portmanteau is a British term for a suitcase which opens up into two parts.
the unconscious use of an inappropriate word, especially in a cliché, as fender for feather in “You could have knocked me over with a fender.” [Named after Mrs. heterophemism.a member of an order of Armenian monks, founded in 1715 by Mekhitar da Pietro, dedicated to literary work, espeeially the perfecting of the Armenian language and the translation into it of the major works of other languages.1. a phrase or sentence devoid or almost devoid of meaning.4. a linguistic or cultural trait peculiar to the United States.3. Shakespeare used the word figuratively as early as 1588: We have received your letters full of love, Your favors, the ambassadors of love, And in our maiden council rated them At courtship, pleasant jest and courtesy, As bombast and as lining to the time.(Love’s Labour’s Lost, V, ii)bumf Official documents collectively; piles of paper, specifically, paper containing jargon and bureaucratise; thus, such language itself: gobbledegook, governmentese, Whitehallese, Washingtonese.
The concept of a portmanteau word was coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass (1872): Carroll’s use of portmanteau has been extended to include the amalgamation of one or more qualities into a single idea or notion This usage is illustrated by D. Hoffman, as cited in Webster’s Third:red-flag term A word whose associations trigger an automatic response of anger, belligerence, defensiveness, etc.; an inflammatory catchphrase.
A red flag has long been the symbol of revolutionary insurgents. In addition, it is conventionally believed that a bull becomes enraged and aroused to attack by the waving of a red cape.
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