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Rekt

adjective; Phonetic Respelling
Outmaneuvered technically in a competitive activity.
 
Rekt is a simplified phonetic spelling of the term “wrecked.” This is a result of keyboard typing, which seeks to quickly, efficiently, and clearly convey a message, in the midst of a battle. The –t ending is a shortened form of the past participle –ed ending, which illustrates something that “happened to” the recipient of the phrase. This change from –ed to –t ending is common in English as it has a very similar or, in some dialects, same pronunciation. This term is used disparagingly as it holds a negative connotation. It suggests a sense of skillful or intellectually inferiority on the part of the recipient. Common to videogaming, players type short, quick and disparaging comments to get inside their opponents’ head and prevent them from performing well. The word “wrecked” from which rekt comes from typically refers to a collision accident of motor vehicles, resulting in destruction. Rekt is a metaphor for saying that the opponent received this level of destruction and damage as a result of the speaker’s skill. Example: You just got rekt by my superior skills.
Etymology : Rekt is a respelling of and thus comes from the word wrecked. Wrecked is formed from the root wreck and the affix –ed.
Source : Opponent in the popular video game League of Legends after killing my character in the game. (11/2/15).
Last modified: 6 December 2015


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