The other day, I thought that I had hatched a new word. The word was "trumpish". I even formed a definition for this novel adjective.
trumpish - egotistical, arrogant and boorish, having the capacity to swat away all criticism and blunder ahead in the unsophisticated manner of the 45th President of the USA.
Yes folks, I was feeling pretty pleased with myself. However, I thought I had better do a double take courtesy of Google . There I discovered to my disgruntlement that others got there before me. In fact Donald Trump has spawned plenty of other new words including Trumpian, Trumpesque, Trumpist, Trumpishness and Trumpism.
But getting back to "trumpish". The Urban Dictionary defines it as "The opposite of compassionate, kind, or polite."
They also provided an example of possible usage:-
I was driving to the mall, going the speed limit, but the person behind me was in a big hurry and kept blowing his horn. I refused to be bullied into speeding (and possibly getting a ticket). Finally, he zoomed by me, and as he passed, the person in the passenger seat leaned out of his window, flipped me off and yelled, "Learn to drive, you stupid bitch!" Clearly, he was having a trumpish day.
So "trumpish" has already been claimed but I have another new word. It's a noun and the word is a "scaramucci". Suggested definition of a scaramucci - something very unpleasant that thankfully doesn't last very long.
Here are three examples of usage:-
"Last weekend I went to a seafood restaurant and ordered mussels. They didn't taste quite right and on Sunday I endured an awful bout of diarrhoea and vomiting. But it was just a scaramucci. On Monday morning I felt fine."
"The footballers squared up to each and fists flew for a short while but it was nothing more than a scaramucci. They shook hands and carried on with the game."
"Donald climbed into bed with Melania and begged permission for a scaramucci but Melania said she would rather attempt another sudoku puzzle. Donald was forced to fire off another ill-considered tweet on his smartphone - "Scaramucci Disallowed! Another great, great day at The White House. Making America Greet* Again"
*greet = old northern English/Scottish word meaning to weep.