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Monday, 22 August 2011

A New English Word - Gaddafi.

Gaddafi  [Kh-a-dha-ff-i] From the Arabic Qaḏḏāfī
~ Noun

  • 1.       An eccentric person who thinks the world must revolve around him and does everything to make it so until a bigger bully comes around to stop him.

I am married to such a Gaddafi! Thank God my big brother visited us last weekend.

  • 2.       A person who deviates from the recognized or customary character and insist that everyone should see life in that way.

Your dad might be strict but mine is a Gaddafi; to him cellphones are not for kids under 21, no satellite TVs, the Latino tele-novellas are corrupting, sex is disgusting and certainly anything hot and sexy is from the sea! hmm smh!

  • 3.       An irregular, erratic and an odd conduct that has a way of forcefully changing others to conduct themselves in like manner.

My boss is a complete Gaddafi when it comes to his work ethics, yet his style gets the bloody job done.

Gaddaf ~ Verb
To act in an unconventional manner, especially in a whimsical way, and expect the world to come along.

My wife Gaddaffed me last night and made me sign a cheque for $50,000 for a new Toyota Camry; I still cannot believe how she did it!

Gaddafic ~ Adj.
Behaving in an odd abnormal and irregular way and forcing the world around to go along with you. 

This country belongs to all of us in case someone has forgotten; if the people want things to go in a way they can identify with, give it to them and stop this self-centered Gaddafic attitude!

Am I the only person in this family who is not displaying this Gaddafic Behaviour?

Ghaddafically  ~ adv
Having the tendency to behave in an unconventional way and insisting the world must come along because you are right. 

Can you imagine Yellow Cissy, and you know who I’m talking about, gadaffically took over the party and was taking all the praise until his girlfriend’s kid sister showed up and told her to sit her little behind down and give space to the party family to rock their party…you should have seen the embarrassment her face!



The word is believed to have been coined from the embattled Libyan Leader Gaddafi (Arabic: مُعَمَّر القَذَّافِي Muʿammar al-Qaḏḏāfī. A revolutionary and political strongman. Gaddafi became head of state by removing King Idris in a bloodless coup. His nearly-42 years in power have made him the fourth longest-serving non-royal ruler since 1900, as well as the longest-serving Arab leader. 

Gaddafi ruled Libya with a unique political philosophy termed the Third International Theory. His approach rejected capitalism and communism, and was based on ideals of Arab nationalism and socialism. In 1979, he stated that Libya was a direct democracy and relinquished the title of prime minister. He has since been called the "Brother Leader and Guide of the Revolution". During his rule, he took active measures to influence foreign governments, supporting paramilitary organizations. The United Nations called Libya under Gaddafi a pariah state

Gaddafi had a strong interest in geo-political control, and was a firm supporter of OPEC. Gaddafi was the major power broker in rising world oil prices during the 1970s energy crisis. In 1998, after Arab leaders failed to support him against UN sanctions, he gave up on pan-Arabism and turned to a Pan-African campaign for a United States of Africa. After UN sanctions were imposed in 1993, Gaddafi established closer economic and security relations with the West to remove them. He cooperated with investigations into alleged Libyan acts of state-sponsored terrorism (subsequently paying compensation) and ending his nuclear weapons program, which resulted in the lifting of UN sanctions in 2003.

In early February 2011, Gaddafi's government faced major political protests following in the wake of demonstrations in Tunisia, Egypt, and other parts of the Arab world. The protests quickly turned into a civil war. Gaddafi vowed to "die a martyr" if necessary in his fight against rebels and external forces, saying that those rebelling against his government deserved to die. Since then he has lost control of most of eastern Libya, as well as large parts of the west.

On 27 June 2011 the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against Gaddafi for crimes against humanity

On 20 August, the rebellion against his rule reached Tripoli, with a large uprising taking place.

Political and cultural public image of the word
People described as Gaddafic have frequently been portrayed as erratic, conceited, and mercurial in nature. They are believed to suffer from manic depression, schizophrenia, and megalomania. 

By their own estimation, Gaddafic people consider themselves as intellectuals and philosophers. They are known for their flamboyant dress sense, with strong taste for safari suits and sunglasses. They change clothing several times each day, and enjoys surrounding themselves with beautiful things and people.

Image of A Gaddafic person

Prominent People, Places and Organization the world describes as Gaddafic
Wanis al-Qaddafi (1924–1986), a Prime Minister of Libya in the period 1968-1969
Muammar Gaddafi (b. 1942), Libya's leader since 1969
Gaddafi Janjalani (more commonly transliterated "Khadafi"; 1975-2006), leader of the Filipino group, Abu Sayyaf
Gaddafi Stadium, in Lahore, Pakistan, so named in 1974

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