ICYMI, a new word has overtaken the internet and that word is covfefe. “But what is covfefe?” you ask. Well, first we must walk you through the wild origins of this new word. Late last night, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, took to twitter to share his frustrations surrounding recent press coverage. “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” he shared, at 12:06 a.m. But the rant ended there as there was no follow-up tweet and we were left to speculate for *hours* about what could come next. Hours later, the tweet was deleted.
While Trump’s tweet may be gone, covfefe will not be forgotten — at least, not yet. While Trump was *probably* trying to spell “coverage,” Twitter immediately jumped on this new word and has spent much of the last 12 hours trying to define it. The official twitter for Merriam Webster Dictionary was even asked to define it — but alas, the meaning is left up to our imagination and some of the funniest people on Twitter.
Here are some of our favorite covfefe memes and definitions:
— Joshér (@josherwalla) May 31, 2017
George Bush: My vocabulary is terrible.
Donald Trump: Hold my #covfefe.
— Gregory Pizarro Jr. (@gregpizarrojr) May 31, 2017
— Mando Sayz ♿♂️♀️ (@MandoDaFreak) May 31, 2017
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
Only the finest covfefe for my writers room. pic.twitter.com/puNBBcTOiY
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) May 31, 2017
Emperor: "Good.. good.." pic.twitter.com/b909mAEpHy
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) May 31, 2017
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017
While covfefe will soon join the graveyard of fleeting memes from 2017, let’s take the time to enjoy it. We’ll always have covfefe.