Word on the street is Mexico’s got a new word and it’s more than just a little Donald Trump-inspired. Can you say “Trumpear?”
No, no, not “trompear” which means “to hit” or “to punch” — “Trumpear” is a bit more complicated than that.
According to The New York Times, “Trumpear” is one of many ways the people of Mexico have expressed their anti-Trump sentiments, which sparked around the same time Trump began his campaign. The backlash comes after Trump’s naming Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and calling for a wall between the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Trumpear” has been said to mean a number of different things. The Times cites one Mexican reporter who suggested on Twitter that the word means “to hit, to vilify, to polarize, to revile, to terrorize as an electoral strategy.”
El verbo trumpear: golpear, vilipendiar, polarizar, denostar, aterrorizar como estrategia electoral.
— carolina rocha m (@carolina_rocha_) April 27, 2016
Another meaning comes from a technology businessman wrote that it meant “to do the ridiculous then contradict yourself afterwards.”
El verbo de #Trumpear significa hacer el ridículo y contradecirte después #DonaldTrump#Fail # pic.twitter.com/90FsSqXI59
— Engel Fonseca (@engelfonseca) June 21, 2015
To read more about how Mexicans are expressing themselves, read the full article here.