Meghan Markle's Names Are Now Being Used as a Verb - Here's What It Means & How to Use It

After the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping down as senior members of the British Royal Family, a new and exciting word based on the latter has been coined and is used as a verb. 

Meghan Markle is no longer just a name, but now an action word. This is because Prince Harry's wife is regarded in some quarters as the matron saint of sound mental health. 

This led to the creation of a new term "to Meghan Markle." It is a verb which means to value one's self and mental health enough to leave a situation or environment where one is not welcomed. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on October 2, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on October 2, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa | Source: Getty Images

The word's meaning is related to Meghan and Harry's decision to step back as senior members of the Royal Family following their constant struggles with the Press. 

According to "The Guardian," the word can be used in situations when one wants to take a stand and have fun, in relationships, and at work.

For example, when someone has "Meghan Markled" a boyfriend or girlfriend who texted them, that person can say:

"I totally Meghan Markled my ex last night and never returned his texts."

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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The term "Meghan Markled" was created by a Twitter user, Ryan Jesse, who tweeted about the word and its meaning on January 20. The tweet caught the eye of some people, who began using it. 

"Urban Dictionary" also caught the buzz and it generated and defined its own term for the word. According to the dictionary, Meghan Markle is the verb for the word, ghosting. 

"Megxit" was used by many online sites, television stations, and news dailies when talking about Prince Harry's and Meghan's announcement

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‪This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.‬ • ‪This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944.‬ • ‪Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.‬ ‪#FestivalOfRemembrance ‪#WeWillRememberThem‬ Photo © PA / Royal British Legion

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The dictionary further describes it as the action word for ghosting or disposing of people once you have no use or benefit from them anymore without any regard for genuine relationships.  An example of the word's usage in that instance is:

"She did a Meghan Markle on her friends as soon as she became famous."

"To Meghan Markle" is not the first buzzword that is linked to Prince Harry's wife, though, as the word, "Megxit" also trended after the announcement of the Sussex Royals' decision to quit Buckingham Palace. 

"Dictionary.com defines Megxit as a slang term of couple Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to step back from their senior roles in the British Royal Family. 

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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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"Megxit" was used by many online sites, television stations, and news dailies when talking about Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's announcement. 

While many of Meghan Markle's fans would love Ryan Jesse's definition of the new term, it wouldn't be surprising to find them hating on Urban Dictionary's definition. 

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