Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “weasel words”

See all translations

weasel words

noun [plural] uk   informal us  
something that someone says either to avoid answering a question clearly or to make someone believe something that is not true
Translations of “weasel words”
in Chinese (Traditional) 推託之詞, 狡辯的話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推托之词, 狡辩的话…
(Definition of weasel words from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of weasel words?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More