Apparently, the Name ‘Meghan Markle’ Is a Verb Now — Here’s What It Means

Have you ever Meghan Markled? And more importantly, would you know if you had?

Language is a living thing and new words are being added every day. Remember, a decade ago no one clapped back or threw shade and slay meant to literally kill someone. Queen Elizabeth drank tea, but she never spilled it.

Now it turns out people are using Meghan Markle’s name as a verb to describe an act as bold as the one she just pulled with the royal family. Here’s what they’re saying.

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Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

Meghan Markle has inspired fans around the globe

There are plenty of critics who can’t stand Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. But for all the haters who think she schemed to lure Prince Harry away from the royal family all along, there’s an equal number of fans who are inspired by her brave act of standing up for herself.

Meghan’s name was turned into a verb on Twitter. User @_RyanJesse came up with the definition that fully encompassed her split from the royal family, as reported by the New York Post.

“Meghan Markle, a verb, past tense: Meghan Markled, to Meghan Markle – to value yourself and mental health enough to up and leave a room/ situation / environment in which your authentic self is not welcomed or wanted,” he wrote.

She inspired people to take care of their mental health

It makes perfect sense that Meghan was such a champion for mental health causes in the past. The Duchess of Sussex had enough of the stress caused by constant unfair media scrutiny, and instead of putting up with it, she decided to publicly speak out.

The Guardian posted a helpful tutorial to use the new verb in an everyday context. For example, you could use it to ditch an unworthy lover for the sake of your sanity. They suggested saying something like, “I totally Meghan Markled my ex last night and never returned his texts.”

Meanwhile, at the office you could say, “I’m considering Meghan Markling: they haven’t given me a raise in two years, and I’d have better options working as an Instagram influencer than staying in this loveless work marriage.”

People have used Meghan Markle’s name negatively before

Though the new definition of Meghan Markling is mostly positive, her name has been turned into a verb with negative connotations in the past. Urban Dictionary lists “Meghan Markle” as a way to describe the process of ditching all your friends when you get famous.

One example they give is, “Do not Meghan Markle me when your movie comes out!”

The real Meghan Markle seems happier and more at peace

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Meghan Markle | DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images

All joking aside, Meghan has appeared much more relaxed during recent weeks than she looked before making the announcement that she and Prince Harry would be stepping back as senior royals and living on their own terms. The Duchess of Sussex was spotted walking the hiking trails in Canada with a huge smile on her face.

Perhaps more people can benefit from Meghan Markling toxic relationships out of their lives.