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A buzzword is a word or phrase used to impress, or one that is fashionable. Buzzwords often originate in jargon or are neologisms.[1]

The term was first used in 1946 as student slang.[2]


Main article: List of buzzwords

See also[edit]


  1. ^ - definition of buzzword
  2. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian.
  3. ^ The Register: The Long Tail's maths begin to crumble
  4. ^ Evolt: Buzzword Bingo
  5. ^ "The Buzzword Bingo Book: The Complete, Definitive Guide to the Underground Workplace Game of Doublespeak", author: Benjamin Yoskovitz, publisher: Villard, ISBN 978-0-375-75348-0
  6. ^'s Top 10 Buzzwords

Further reading[edit]

  • Negus, K. Pickering, M. 2004. Creativity, Communication and Cultural Value. Sage Publications Ltd
  • Collins, David. 2000. Management fads and buzzwords : critical-practical perspectives. London ; New York : Routledge
  • Godin, B. 2006. The Knowledge-Based Economy: Conceptual Framework or Buzzword?. The Journal of technology transfer 31 (1): 17-.

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