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."

Check out our list of COVID related terms.

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meaning of covidiot

A "covidiot" is someone who acts irresponsibility with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

Summary of Key Points

"Person Who Acts Irresponsibly with Coronavirus" is the most common definition for COVIDIOT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Person Who Acts Irresponsibly with Coronavirus
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

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An Academic Look at Covidiot

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

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