Many on Twitter have supplied tongue-in-cheek meanings. One user joked that “covfefe” is already a popular name for babies in states that voted for Trump. Another savvy entrepreneur started selling “covfefe” mugs and shirts.
“‘Covfefe’ is a Yiddish term,” Sen. Al Franken said. “Means, ‘I gotta go to bed now.’”
Others outside Trump Tower Wednesday morning had their own theories.
“‘Covfefe’ so he’s looking for coffee,” one man told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.
“He probably hit ‘send’ before he fell asleep,” another said.
Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster checked in with an eye-rolling tweet about people looking up “covfefe” on its website. Dozens of definitions have been submitted the Urban Dictionary website, which crowdsources meanings for slang terms.