What Is a Covidiot?

A "covidiot" is a person who acts irresponsibly in the context of living with the coronavirus, by doing such things as ignoring public-health warnings (e.g., refusing to wear a mask, arranging a party) or panic-buying and hoarding items upon hearing word of a potential shortage. For example:
  • Toni: Wearing a mask doesn't help. The virus can still get in. I don't wear one.
  • Ali: It's about not spreading the virus, you covidiot.
  • Sam: I have ordered a 10kg sack of pasta, 100 toilet rolls, and 20 tins of spam.
  • Lee: Covidiot!
The term "covidiot" is also used for newly self-proclaimed experts in virology, so-called "armchair virologists."

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When I write covidiot, I mean this: meaning of covidiot A "covidiot" is someone who acts irresponsibility with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.


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The noun covidiot is a portmanteaux word from "Covid" and "idiot."

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