an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
Yep, let’s just get that definition out of the way right now. In a positively unhinged and insane statement in response to President Donald Trump’s fiery UN address, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un said Trump was “mentally deranged” and a “gangster fond of playing with fire.”
And, oh yeah, a “dotard.”
It was pretty much a given that the internet would latch onto that word, considering how rarely it is used, and folks online didn’t fail us as #dotard quickly became one of the top trending topics on Twitter.
Here’s a sampling of what people had to say about the word:
— Andy Tarnoff (@AndyTarnoff) September 21, 2017
— Melissa Colorado (@melissacolorado) September 21, 2017
Learned what “dotard” meant today. So, that’s neat.
— Greg Lee (@abc7greg) September 21, 2017
— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) September 21, 2017
— Eliza Orlins (@eorlins) September 21, 2017
Trump will never escape the #dotard moniker now! Who would think that Kim Jong-Un would be the one to give him an effective nickname.
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 21, 2017
Heck, we even got a “Twitter Moment”:
1) What is a dotard?
2) How do you say it in Korean?https://t.co/htR5tcBGlZ
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) September 21, 2017
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