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8 October 2016

Word of the week: Druddgery

Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory.

By Julia Rampen

In the week where the Conservative party conference set out a tough stance on immigration, and home secretary Amber Rudd told companies to list foreign workers, the word of the week is:

Druddgery

To voice anti-immigrant rhetoric in which you don’t really believe, in order to win the populist vote for your boss.

Origin:

The newsroom. 

Usage: 

“Reminds me of that speech – what was it? Rivers of Drudd.”

“When it comes to freedom of movement, she’s just a druddge.”

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“Brexit? It’s nothing but druddgery.”

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