v. to reject with denial
A portmanteau of repudiate and refuse, famously coined by conservative commentator, Vice Presidential candidate, and drop-out Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
An earlier instance of the word is found in the June 25, 2010 New York Times article, "When Capitalism Meets Cannabis". Here, journalist David Segal, quoted a legal marijuana seller. The quote demonstrated a common expressive dysfunction among these people, who would neologize in a chronic marijuana haze.
Sarah Palin's innate cognitive disabilities allowed her to independently coin the term on the July 14, 2010 Fox News show, Hannity.
Sarah Palin used the neologism again in a post to her Twitter account on July 18, 2010. After she was educated by her audience, she deleted the offending post and attempted a correction with two more posts containing the words, "refute" and "reject". As way of explanation, she compared herself, as a wordsmith, to Shakespeare and asked readers to celebrate her mistakes.
July 18, 2010: Ground Zero mosque supporters, doesn’t it stab you in the heart as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, (please) refudiate.
July 14, 2010: (The Obamas) could refudiate what it is that (the NAACP) is saying. They could set the record straight.
June 25, 2010: ...interviewing pot sellers is unlike interviewing anyone else... Simple yes-or-no questions yield 10-minute soliloquies. Words are coined on the spot, like “refudiate,” and regular words are used in ways that make sense only in context.
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