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Rahul Gandhi's claim on 'Modilie' is 'fake', no such word exists: Oxford Dictionaires

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A day after posted a meme on introducing a new word 'Modilie', which he claimed was a fresh entry in the English dictionary, the Dictionaries on Thursday dismissed the President's claim as "fake" and said there is no such word.

said it can confirm that 'Modilie' does not exist in any of the Dictionaries.

"We can confirm that the image showing the entry 'Modilie' is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries," the Oxford Dictionaries posted on its official handle.

Earlier on Wednesday, Rahul, took a jibe at by posting on a screenshot of the entry in the English Living Dictionaries, which described 'Modilie' as a mass noun, that meant "to constantly modify the truth", "to lie incessantly and habitually" and 'to lie without respite'.

Rahul claimed that the new word has been formed by a combination of the words 'Modi' and 'lie'.


The screenshot that the had shared on Twitter, the three "meanings" of "Modilie" are displayed along with their use in sentences.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 17:49 IST