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Pronunciation: (koun'tur-wûrd"), [key]
n.
1. a word, often of short-lived popularity, widely used as an almost meaningless, automatic response.
2. a word that has come to be used with a meaning much less specific than that which it had originally, as swell, awful, or terrific.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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