The latest pandemic annoyance: Vaxinistas
Are you showing off your COVID vaccine? You may be a vaxinista.
Urban Dictionary, the online repository of the latest slang, describes the vaxinista like this: “A person who gets the vaccine and flaunts it with high end shopping, trips, and parties.”
The vaxinista is distinct from the anti-masker, antivaxxer or any of the other types who have denied the severity (or existence) of the pandemic, thereby doing their part to prolong it.
The vaxinista takes COVID seriously but treats the achievement of immunity as just another high-status consumer item to be thrown in the face of their friends, or “friends,” like a new BMW X3 or the admission of their offspring into a competitive college.
The vaxinista can be found on Facebook, flashing their vaccination card. Or at the mall. Or in the crowds packed into restaurants. Either way, they’re hard to miss.
As Urban Dictionary puts it:
‘Once Lisa got the vax she turned into such a vaxinista.’ ”