'A scam, a traitor': Netizen defines 'Duterte' in Urban Dictionary
MANILA, Philippines – If you were to describe President Duterte in one word, what would it be?
Urban Dictionary (UD), an online “dictionary” that crowdsources slang words and phrases, has an interesting take.
In July 2019, a netizen submitted the word "Duterte" to UD, which now classifies the term as a verb, an adjective, and a noun.
Following that submission, the dictionary now defines Duterte as a "scam," a "traitor," "fake," "of low quality," and a lot more.
For the word to be published on UD, volunteer editors will vote on the definitions and will rate those definition as either “Publish” or “Don’t Publish."
UD provides examples of how "Duterte" can be used in a sentence:
My miracle oil will cure all your illness and solve all your problems. Believe me, this is not a duterte.
Made in China 'yan. Malamang duterte 'yan.
I trusted you! Why did you duterte me?!
“Imeldific” – a term relating to Imelda Marcos, the wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos – is also one of the prominent Philippine political figures included in UD.
According to UD, “Imeldific” is a word coined after Imelda’s ostentatious extravagance.
Donald Trump was not spared, too. A quick check on UD shows words relating to the US President.
Trump, according to UD, is an acronym for Truly Reprehensible Unqualified Moron. It is also a catch phrase which means “to say something sarcastic.”
What do you think of crowdsourcing definitions the UD way? Share your thoughts in the comments! – Rappler.com