Meaning of “weasel words” in the English Dictionary

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"weasel words" in British English

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weasel wordsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈwiː.zəl ˌwɜːdz/ us /ˈwiː.zəl ˌwɝːdz/ informal

something that someone says either to avoid answering a question clearly or to make someone believe something that is not true

(Definition of “weasel words” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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