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What Is 'Covfefe'? Social Media Rushes To Define Indecipherable Trump Tweet

President Donald Trump speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. on Monday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
President Donald Trump speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. on Monday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
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A midnight tweet from President Trump has social media trying to find a meaning in the mysterious term "covfefe."

Trump tweeted just after midnight Eastern time on Wednesday: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."

The since-deleted tweet immediately went viral and became one of the president's more popular posts. Trump poked fun at the typo, tweeting around 6 a.m.:

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. Silicon Valley executive Andrew Crow went as far to change his last name on Twitter to "Covfefe."

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.

The president returned to his normal Twitter routine later in the morning by slamming Democrats over the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

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