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okepuma in sitelen pona
Pronunciation /ˈo.ke.pu.ma/ 🔊
Usage 2023: Obscure (2% ↘︎ )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (3%)
Book and era No book (post-pu)
Part of speech Content word

okepuma is an obscure post-pu joke word and nimi sin relating to inconsiderate elders.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word okepuma is derived from English ok boomer, used to dismiss attitudes such as climate change denial and bigotry that are associated with baby boomers. The original phrase became popular in 2019, and jan Elijo coined okepuma in the same year.

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

The semantic space of okepuma includes baby boomers, as well as other inconsiderate elders who are not literally part of that generation. Like the English phrase, it is derogatory and can be used as an insulting interjection.

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

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The sitelen pona glyph for okepuma (okepuma) is derived from that of jan (jan).

Further reading[edit | edit source]