Saturday, 11th January 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Unperson, v.

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈpəːsn/
Etymology: after unperson n., George Orwell’s phrase for a person who is deemed not to have existed. In extended use, a person of no political or social importance.

trans. to make into an unperson; spec. to unfriend on Facebook, unfollow on Twitter, or otherwise excommunicate via social media (usu. in pa. pple.).