n. The language used by spin doctors and other political operatives.
Spinnish could be a spinoff of spin doctor, since it is described as ostensibly neutral language used to manipulate, slant or otherwise alter the public's perception of an event, a set of circumstances or an opponent's record, in favor of the speaker or of the speaker's position or candidate.
—Lew Gloin, “Love it or hate it, it's colloguial,” he Toronto Star, November 26, 1988
1988 (earliest)
Occasionally, someone, say a campaign manager, speaks so much Spinnish that he completely forgets how to speak English.
The Atlantic Monthly, November 01, 1988 (OED)
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