Gobbledygook is a real word! Now that we have got that out of the way, we can begin to define the word.
When asked ‘What is the meaning of gobbledygook?’, we instantly think of the language spoken between very young children that has no meaning to the adults listening, but somehow (no doubt through simple tones alone) makes some sense to the children.
Gobbledygook means the use of non-sense language, often also referred to as gibberish. Gobbledygook may also mean a language that means very little to most people because it is overly technical, containing words that would only be understood by certain experts and individuals working in the particular field/profession that the language relates to.
The Cambridge Dictionary definition of gobbledygook is ‘language that sounds important and official but is difficult to understand‘.
As you can see, the dictionary definition relates to the second meaning described above (technical language), rather than the nonsensical language spoken by very young children.
The word gobbledygook is a noun.
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