Bafflegab is an invented word created by Milton A Smith, the assistant general counsel for the US Chamber of Commerce. The word was invented in 1952.
Bafflegab is a speech that is full of incomprehensible words or words that are unnecessary and useless. Usually, the words are beyond pretentious.
Milton Smith was given an award for coming up with the word. His self-described definition was reportedly, “Multiloquence characterized by consummate interfusion of circumlocution or periphrasis, inscrutability, and other familiar manifestations of abstruse expatiation commonly utilized for promulgations implementing Procrustean determinations by governmental bodies.”