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What does Donald Trump’s 'covfefe' mean?

Jun 01, 2017

Senior Editor Victoria Morgan chats with ABC Radio

Fitspo, bromance. The world is full of made up words but this is a new one - Covfefe.

Last night US President, Donald Trump, tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”.

So what does it mean?

White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, told journalists “The President and a small group of people know exactly what he meant”.

Then the President tweeted “Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? Enjoy!”.

What is going on? Was it just a typo? Is it secret code between the President and his buddies?

Victoria Morgan, editor of the Macquarie Dictionary, told Raf Epstein if covfefe is a real word.

Listen to the interview | ABC Radio, 1 Jun 2017


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dee - June 28, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

covfefe is a real word? really Victoria? do provide me with it's etymology? it's use in ANY language - even Urban use?

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Gail - June 28, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

My favourite suggestion was someone else's online comment: "Covfefe" is Russian for "Take Jared, but spare me".

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Martin - July 18, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

kerfuffle? Perhaps there are phones with reverse adaptive spelling...

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