n. A word or phrase that is deliberately confusing or euphemistic. Also: fuzz-word, fuzz word.

Example Citation:
These days, the buzzword — actually it's more like a fuzzword — in urban policy is "empowerment," a concept endorsed by both President Bill Clinton and the new Republican majority in Congress.
—Tim Poor, "'Empowerment' proposals don't sway everybody," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 30, 1995

Earliest Citation:
Reindustrialization is the first buzzword — or should we say fuzzword — of the '80s.
—"Graduating Engineer," McGraw-Hill, January 1, 1979 (approx)

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