Rohana Khattak A 16-year-old girl from the capital city of Pakistan has won the New York Times’ Invent a Word challenge by suggesting a noun for some leaders of the globalized economy.
Rohana Khattak has invented “oblivionaire” which means a billionaire who chooses to be blind to the disparity and inequality that his or her wealth is creating.
The new English word is a combination of “oblivious” and “billionaire”.
Rohana has also given an example to explain how oblivionaire can be used in a sentence:
“Gen Z’s furor over the so-called oblivionaires who ignore global crises is blowing up on social media, in a campaign being noticed by many global and political figures.”
Pakistan Ambassador to US Sardar Masood Khan has congratulated the teenager for inventing the word.
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