Verboticism: Grandiloquersatz

'What are you talking about?'

DEFINITION: n. An invented word which appears learned, sounds sophisticated, and is completely confusing. v.intr. To use invented words in order to confuse others, and/or create the illusion of erudition.

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Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: grand-ILL-oh-KWER-sats

Sentence: Mike mentioned to Jessica that Dr. Jim's "fancy medical jargon" really meant nothing; that he was grandiloquersatzing the whole thing, but she just looked at him as though some irony had passed over his head.

Etymology: Grandiloquent and ersatz.

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