Definitions

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  • v. To repudiate, to oppose.

Etymologies

Blend of repudiate and refute. Often associated with Sarah Palin's infamous slip of the tongue, however it was around long before then. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Weeks after breaking new linguistic ground by using the term refudiate,

    Sarah Palin's 'Cackle' Stretches Boundaries Of English Language

  • While speaking of the "power" in "words" on July 14th of this year, the spokesperson in question in a spontaneous mash-up single-handedly coined the word refudiate while presumably reaching for "refute" or "repudiate."

    Bill Chameides: On Words: 'Global Warming' Meets Astrology

  • So for now the lesson learned is that the word refudiate can be used by people other than Sarah Palin, and Lisa Murkowski is the winner in the political spelling bee.

    Jerry Kremer: Murkowski Defines "Refudiate" for Palin

  • Of course, the word refudiate doesn't exist - but she used it a week before her Twitter entry in an interview with the Fox network, where she called on President Barack Obama to refudiate comments he had made - and its use by a woman who wants to be seen as a credible politician drew immediate derision.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Anyhoo, Sarah Palin deleted her refudiate tweet and issued forth a new tweet-pinion … but her defense of making up the word refudiate guaranteed that the original tweet would live on in.

    Shakesville

  • Of course, the word refudiate doesn't exist - but she used it a week before in her Twitter entry in an interview with the Fox network, where she called on President Barack Obama to refudiate comments he had made - and its use by a woman who wants to be seen as a credible politician drew immediate derision.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Can Ms. Palin refudiate a claim that she took the word refudiate from a sleeping marijuana salesman?

    NYT > Home Page

  • First, she makes for good copy and has a knack for coining catchy phrases ( "death panels") and new words ( "refudiate" -- it's now in the dictionary).

    The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

  • Sarah Palin called on moderate Muslims to "refudiate" -- presumably she meant "repudiate" -- the idea.

    Home

  • The word was "refudiate" - it was unclear if she meant refute or repudiate - and she first used it last week on Fox News's Hannity show when she called on President Obama and his wife Michelle to "refudiate" the NAACP's suggestion that the Tea Party movement was racist.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

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  • It worries me that this has the honor of being a "word"...

    March 20, 2012