COVIDIOT: The latest slang people are using to describe spring breakers, toilet paper hoarders, and politicians during the coronavirus pandemic

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What's a COVIDIOT? 

Urban Dictionary defines the latest coronavirus era slang term as "someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety" during the pandemic, as reported by Ben Cost for The New York Post.Advertisement

Other Urban Dictionary entries categorize a COVIDIOT as someone "who stubbornly ignores 'social distancing' protocol, thus helping to further spread COVID-19" and someone "who hoards groceries, needlessly spreading COVID-19 fears, and depriving others of vital supplies." Another definition describes it as someone who "likely hasn't clue one about the actual disease."

Twitter users around the world have been tweeting the hashtag #COVIDIOT.


Some are pointing to spring breakers as an example. They've been crowding beaches everywhere from Florida to Texas, and have even been seeing partying it up on a booze cruise in The Bahamas.

Spring breaker Brady Sluder, who vacationed in Miami, went viral for his comments to Reuters. "If I get corona, I get corona," he said. "At the end of the day, I'm not going to let it stop me from partying. You know, I've been waiting, we've been waiting, for Miami spring break for about two months we've had this trip planned. Two, three months, and we're just out here having a good time. Whatever happens, happens."He later apologized for the "insensitivity" of his comments in an Instagram post, saying "I wasn't aware of the severity of my actions and comments."Advertisement

There's also the outrage over an Instagram model who posted a video of herself on TikTok licking a toilet seat as part of a "coronavirus challenge."

And people are dismayed at those hoarding necessities, such as toilet paper. Despite governments and and suppliers warning citizens not to do exactly that, people from Australia to America have been spotted panic buying.

Some have even used the term to express their disagreement with how world leaders and politicians like Boris Johnson and Sen. Rand Paul are handling the coronavirus pandemic.Advertisement

COVIDIOT is just the latest addition to the memes internet users are making about the coronavirus pandemic.

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