Meaning of “buzzword” in the English Dictionary

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"buzzword" in American English

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buzzwordnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʌzˌwɜrd/

a word or expression that is very often used, esp. in public discussions, because it represents opinions that are popular:

"Listening to the people" was the buzz word among politicians.

(Definition of “buzzword” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"buzzword" in Business English

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buzzwordnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʌzwɜːd/ us

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS a word or expression from a particular subject area that has become fashionable because it has been used a lot:

Companies know there's nothing like a hot new buzzword, like ‘nanotechnology’ or ‘sustainability’, to get the attention of investors.

(Definition of “buzzword” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)