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Neologism Alert: "Symblomatic" (Orig. Donald Trump)


Neologism Alert: "Symblomatic" (Orig. Donald Trump)

Courtesy YouTube

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Definition: Most likely a combination of “symbolic,” “emblematic,” and “symptomatic.”

Origin: One of Donald Trump’s YouTube rants, this one about the 2012 Academy Awards—specifically the shortcomings of Sacha Baron Cohen’s urn-spilling comedy and the obsolescence of Vanity Fair‘s legendary Oscar Party.

Use it in a sentence: “Nobody enjoyed it, there was no good feeling, and it’s really, like, symblomatic of what happened to Vanity Fair.

If you can bear to watch this, the word is uttered at the 1-minute-and-13-second mark.

Sancton is editor of Bloomberg Businessweek's Etc. section.

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