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Zlatan

verb; other word formation type borrowed word
To use brute force and power to finish a task. This word comes from the first name of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a Swedish soccer player. According to an article on Reuters, the verb “to zlatan” was coined in France, and has become such a popular word in Sweden that the Swedish Language Council included the verb "zlatanera" - meaning "to dominate" as a new word in 2012. Since Ibrahimovic plays with a powerful style, this word is a metaphor for finishing a task with power and confidence.
 
“Algebra is due tomorrow. I guess I have no choice but to Zlatan the heck out of this pset.” (Conversation with friend, Oct. 2016)
Source : http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-sweden-ibrahimovic-idUKBRE8BR0G620121228
Last modified: 3 December 2016


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