Definition of governmentese in English:

governmentese

noun

  • Language held to be characteristic of government departments; especially legalistic, obscure, or euphemistic language; government jargon.

Origin

Early 20th century. From government + -ese.

Pronunciation

governmentese

/ˌɡʌvnm(ə)nˈtiːz//ˌɡʌvəm(ə)nˈtiːz/