coronapocalypse

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Etymology[edit]

corona(virus) +‎ -pocalypse.

Noun[edit]

coronapocalypse

  1. (neologism) The COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting social, economic, and political turmoil.
    • 2020 March 2, John Birmingham, “When the coronapocalypse is over, I’m never washing my hands again”, in The Sydney Morning Herald[1]:
      If and when I survive the coronapocalypse I’m going to finally peel myself out of my home made biohazard suit [] and take a whole month off to just lie around the house touching and stroking my face.
    • 2020 April 6, Christopher Null, “The Reality of Covid-19 Is Hitting Teens Especially Hard”, in Wired[2]:
      The coronapocalypse has been devastating for us adults, but its impact on teenagers is arguably far greater.
    • 2020 April 17, Soleil Ho, “‘Two new cookbooks on beans perfect for coronavirus shelter-in-place cooking”, in San Francisco Chronicle[3]:
      Zoom meetings, handkerchief masks, toilet paper and beans might as well be the four horsemen of the coronapocalypse.
    • 2022 February 10, Morgan Sung, “A plant shop owner is fighting Nike over the name ‘Just Succ It’”, in NBC News[4]:
      When she lost her job as a social worker at the start of the pandemic, which Galbreath calls the "coronapocalypse," she began making and selling succulent gift arrangements.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:coronapocalypse.