MEANING: noun: Obscure, pompous, or incomprehensible language, such as bureaucratic jargon.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by Milton A. Smith, assistant general counsel for the US Chamber of Commerce, in 1952. From baffle, perhaps from Scots bauchle (to denounce) + gab, perhaps of imitative origin.

WAFFLEGAB - breakfast conversation at IHOP

B.A. FILE GAB - inane side-comments about my college transcript

BAFFLE GARB - a costume intended to puzzle, confuse, or conceal