from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An equivocal word used to deprive a statement of its force or to evade a direct commitment.
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- n. A word used to qualify a statement so as to make it potentially misleading.
- v. To use weasel words.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an equivocal qualification; a word used to avoid making an outright assertion
From the weasel's habit of sucking the contents out of an egg without breaking the shell.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)