Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

weasel word

noun
     
weasel word [countable]
informalSL a word used instead of another word when someone wants to be less direct, honest, or clear

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary