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"buzzword" in British English

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buzzwordnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʌz.wɜːd/  us   /-wɝːd/
a word or ​expression from a ​particularsubjectarea that has ​becomefashionable by being used a lot, ​especially on ​television and in the ​newspapers: "Diversity" is the new buzzword in ​education.
(Definition of buzzword from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"buzzword" in American English

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buzzwordnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbʌzˌwɜrd/
a word or ​expression that is very often used, esp. in ​publicdiscussions, because it ​representsopinions 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   us   /ˈbʌzwɜːd/
MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS a word or expression from a particular ​subjectarea 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)
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