"Are you seriously going to visit grandma? Dude, don't be such a covidiot."
That covidiot is hugging everyone she sees," – Urban Dictionary.
On Saturday, a new term caught the internet by storm, that is, 'Covidiot' – and first defined on Urban Dictionary, with the top definition:
"Someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety. A person who hoards goods, denying them from their neighbors."
The second most popular definition for Covidiot on the crowdsourced online dictionary is: "A stupid person who stubbornly ignores 'social distancing' protocol, thus helping to further spread Covid-19."
One of the oddest definitions on the site was ranked number 11, which states: "A dense creature who ignores simple instructions and put life of others in danger."
Anyone who has taken English class, and or even maybe a few years of Latin, can easily see the breakdown of Covidiot: COVID-19, minus -19, and, well, the word idiot.
On March 21, Covidiot became an internet sensation, and Google search trends for the word spiked throughout the weekend. Other search-related queries that trended on Google were: "Covidiot means," "Covidiot meaning," Covidiot definition," "Covidiot Oxford dictionary," and "Covidiot meme."
For your enjoyment, here are some Covidiots:
“If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying”: Spring breakers are still flocking to Miami, despite coronavirus warnings. https://t.co/KoYKI8zNDH pic.twitter.com/rfPfea1LrC— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 18, 2020
Social distancing Miami MAGA-style: At least 10 Trump flags flying from boats yesterday at the packed #WhatCorona Haulover Sandbar gathering #BecauseMiami (video: @DavidVergel97) https://t.co/A5ZW8kDoaW pic.twitter.com/HHS4LlymUQ— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) March 22, 2020