Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: April 16, 2020  

In an attempt to spread joy during these trying times, here are a few Corona-Slang words and their definitions from around the world that will make you smile. Not surprisingly, many are from Australia, where the whole population loves slang.

Iso: staying in isolation due to coronavirus

Hanny: hand sanitizer

Rona/ Coro: nick names for the Coronavirus

Covidiot: someone who is not taking the Coronavirus seriously and is still living normally.

Coronapocalypse: the literal end of the world as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic

Coronaphobia: intense fear of catching the Coronavirus.

Coronophobia: fear of touching your face or surfaces in light of Coronavirus.

Trump Flu: another name for the Coronavirus used in response to someone calling the virus the “Chinese Flu”.

Coronaspeck: getting fat due to staying home to prevent the spread of Coronavirus

Corona bae: a partner to bundle up with since you don’t want to be alone in isolation.

Coronator: someone who has got sick and recovered from the Coronavirus.

Corona-uber: people who think Coronavirus is a joke and go around like an Uber spreading it.

Coronacation: being on vacation at home due to the Coronavirus.

Coronennial: the babies that will be born as a result of self-isolation and quarantines.

Quaran-teen: kids born between 2001 and 2007, who are technically teenagers during the Covid-19 quarantine period in 2020.

Coronarave: playing music and dancing around your house after you’ve drunk yourself into a Coronavirus-related stupor.

Coronavoid: empty venues and streets as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronatunity: an opportunity created by the Coronavirus pandemic to spend time on a house project, catch up on sleep, or do anything else you would normally not get to do.

Coronavirusing: hanging out alone in your home thinking about Coronavirus.

Post-Rona: the period after the Coronavirus pandemic will be over.

Quarantine & chill: maintaining social distancing and relaxing at home.

Zumping: breaking up with your bae via zoom due to social distancing.

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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