What's a 'dotard'? Word takes internet by storm after Kim Jong-un uses it to diss Trump

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donald-trump-photo-1.jpg'#dotard' was trending on Twitter Friday after North Korea's state news agency released Kim's statement calling Trump a 'mentally deranged US dotard'

The Middle English word means a 'senile old person'; in original Korean version, 'dotard' can be more directly translated as 'old lunatic'

Merriam-Webster dictionary tweeted that 'searches for '"dotard" are high as a kite'

Un's 500-word, first-person statement was in response to Donald Trump's bellicose speech to the UN Tuesday

Trump dubbed Kim 'Rocket Man' on a 'suicide mission' and vowed to 'totally destroy' North Korea if it continued threatening the US and its allies

The supreme leader dusted off the archaic Middle English term, which means a 'senile old person', while responding to Trump's combative speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, in which the president dubbed Kim 'Rocket Man' on a 'suicide mission' and vowed to 'totally destroy' North Korea if it continued threatening the US and its allies.

In a 500-word statement released on Friday by North Korea's state news agency KCNA, which was written in the first person and brimming with outrage and indignation, Kim had a few choice words for his American counterpart, whom he labeled 'a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire,' likened him to a 'frightened dog' and suggested that he was unfit 'to hold the precognitive to of supreme command of a country.'

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