Noun | Poll ∙ ster ∙ geist | ⁄ ˈpōl-stər-ˈgīst ∕
: A spirit that disrupts questions for a political poll, the tallies of a poll, the presentation of a poll, and the effects of a poll in determining the outcome of an election.
Examples of pollstergeist in sentences:
1. The pollstergeist replied “Hillary” every time the pollster asked a voter for his or her preference in the election, thereby leading experts to conclude that Clinton would defeat Trump.
2. The Democrats were toppled when a pollstergeist spread misinformation during the 2016 presidential contest, the results from which caused the party’s relevance to decline sharply.
First definitive use of pollstergeist: November 9, 2016.
Synonyms: Ouija Wedgie, Seer Sucker, Tedium Rare
Antonyms: Chekhov, Scalia, van Leeuwenhoek
Word origin: Pal (Dutch, chum) Stir (Old English, porridge manipulation), Gas (Greek, flatus).
poultrygeist: A haunted chicken. A cage-free, pasture-raised, foraging, haunted chicken that lays deviled eggs. Eating the eggs will increase your ghostly cholesterol. Sucking on the eggs will mimic the recent anguish of Democrats [n.b. Not to be confused with poultryheist (grand theft chicken.)]