Social Media Rushes to Define Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet

"Goes back to bed", @MerriamWebster wrote after Trump's first tweet ignited a slew of possible definitions and jokes, as well as defences of the president.

The dictionary company, which has developed a reputation for political snark on social media, said it regretted checking Twitter and discovering what people were looking up in the dictionary after Trump's apparent typo.

This was again the case on Tuesday night when the American president published a mysterious message: " Despite the constant negative pressure covfefe ", meaning in good French " Despite the constantly negative press covfef e".

Early Wednesday, Trump tried to play it off by turning it into a guessing game, tweeting: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"???". Moments after tweeting about the "meaning of covfefe" on Wednesday, he turned to Twitter again to blast the Russian Federation probes and address a series of other issues.

Merriam-Webster, the famed official dictionary with a notably snarky Twitter feed, also got in on the action, albeit briefly.

As for "covfefe", it's still trending on Twitter as of Wednesday morning.




For a few hours, while most of us were likely sleeping, things went insane.

Example: "The presidency of Trump was a vast Covfefe".

I logged onto Twitter for all of six seconds Wednesday morning for patently unimportant reasons only to find myself awash in "covfefe" memes, jokes, and - inevitably - takes, all as burning hot as the dying star that will inevitably engulf this planet. "Enjoy!" he tweeted, in an unusual display of self-depreciating humor.

Four hours later the tweet had been neither corrected nor deleted, nor was there any hint of what Trump was trying to say.

Fresh off Trump's first official trip overseas, his administration is looking for ways to respond more aggressively to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Checks Twitter... Uh... Regrets checking Twitter.

President Donald Trump speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Instead, Melania Trump 's husband undoubtedly went to watch a game on TV, dropping her smartphone on the living room table.

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