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Trump teases with another tweet: ‘Who can figure out true meaning of covfefe’

Two “mysterious” tweets by US President Donald has left social media guessing about the true meaning of the word.

world Updated: May 31, 2017 16:58 IST
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US President Donald Trump.(AP File Photo)

US President Donald Trump has left the world guessing with another mysterious tweet: “Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!”

The tweet comes hours after his first one -- “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” -- that he deleted following backlash on Twitter.

The series of tweets has triggered Twitter users to find the meaning of the word and incomplete sentences.

Trump’s second tweet has been retweeted more than 32,000 times in less than five minutes.

Rob Szczerba, a rocket scientist, said: “That was probably your first and only tweet that made me smile ... more of these tweets please and less of the crazy ranting ones.”

A Twitter handle, Loup Lassinat Foubert, social media manager of Twandroid, posted a meme.

Mike Madden, deputy editor at the Washington Post, came up with a dictionary entry.

“Covfefe (n): The feeling of simultaneously being glad you were still awake and reading Twitter but also wishing you’d already gone to bed,” Madden tweeted, in an apparent reference to the US President’s known habit of using the micro-blogging site late into the night.

A Twitter user tried to decode the meaning of the word.

Many on Twitter have supplied tongue-in-cheek meanings. One user joked that “covfefe” is already a popular name for babies in states that voted for Trump.

Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster checked in with an eye-rolling tweet about people looking up “covfefe” on its website. Dozens of definitions have been submitted to the Urban Dictionary website, which crowdsources meanings for slang terms.

First Published: May 31, 2017 16:09 IST