Definition of weasel word noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


weasel word

BrE BrE//ˈwiːzl wɜːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwiːzl wɜːrd//
[usually plural] (informal, disapproving)
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a word that has little meaning, or more than one meaning, that you use when you want to avoid saying something in a clear or direct way
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: weasel word