Definition of headlinese in US English:

headlinese

(also headline-ese)

noun

US
  • The condensed, elliptical, or sensationalist style of language characteristic of (especially newspaper) headlines.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The New York Tribune. From headline + -ese.

Pronunciation

headlinese

/ˌhɛdlʌɪˈniːz/