SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – We all know about the word ‘literati,’ a noun that means ‘educated class’ or ‘persons interested in literature or the arts.’
But a dictionary search of the word ‘trollerati,’ which has been making the rounds on social media comes up with nothing. Not on Merriam-Webster’s nor Oxford dictionaries. Well, that is about to change.
Today, Merriam-Webster, publisher of the American dictionary has announced a new word entry in its 2017 edition. You guessed it right — ‘trollerati.’
The word’s origin would make every Filipino proud.
‘Trollerati’ was coined by a group of President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters from the world of social media who one day decided to get together and form a close-knit social network with one goal: protect and defend the Motherland.
In the Webster’s word entry, ‘trollerati’ is defined as a group of two or more bloggers who have a following of at least 1,000 and who are held in high esteem by netizens for their truthful and intelligent posts on political issues and developments.
It is rumored that the English dictionary, Oxford, is also considering including the new word in its upcoming edition.
So there you go. Your new word for the day: trollerati: plural noun, trol.le-ra·ti \tro-leh-ˈrä-tē\