WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
John•son•ese  ( jon′sə nēz, -nēs),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Literaturea literary style characterized by rhetorically balanced, often pompous phraseology and an excessively Latinate vocabulary: so called from the style of writing practiced by Samuel Johnson.
  • Johnson + -ese 1835–45

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