Even more surprising was the fact that the tweet remained on the president's account overnight, and it was only after six hours that Trump deleted it.But while many Twitter users are attempting to figure out what the tweet meant, Merriam-Webster didn't even try to define "covfefe." The dictionary's official Twitter account routinely goes after politicians and celebrities when they use words or phrases that are incorrect, confusing, or nonsensical.With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.Merriam-Webster added more than 1,000 new words to the dictionary Tuesday, finally giving legitimacy to the practices of binge-watching TV and cutting off contact with a date by acting as a“ghost”The list of new words includes “face-palm,” or smashing your hand to your face in a show of embarrassment, the practice of crashing someone’s photo with a “photobomb,” and the ever-skillful humblebrags -- (We’re looking at you, T Swift!)."The words range from the scientific to the conversational, and have all been added to the dictionary because they have established themselves in the English language," Merriam-Webster said in a statement.Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
There is nothing unusual about this, given Trump's penchant for late-night tweets that often result in widespread controversy.
While Trump replaced his original tweet with a new one asking his followers if they could figure out the "true meaning of covfefe," Merriam-Webster appeared to express defeat.
Whoever is managing Merriam-Webster's Twitter account deserves praise for remaining patient at such a time.
If you've ever gotten into a debate over what exactly constitutes as "ghosting," you can now shut down all your brunch mates with another solid definition.
After spending years in the Urban Dictionary archives and being added to last year, the word now also has an official place in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.