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Entry from July 27, 2020
Maskhole (face mask + asshole)

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic resulted in some requirements to wear face masks.  “Maskhole” (face mask + asshole) means someone who is a fanatic that everyone does not wear a mask.  “Maskhole” could also mean the exact opposite—someone who wears a mask, or is a fanatic that everyone does wear a mask. “Maskhole” can also mean someone who does not wear a face mask correctly.

“I’ve invented a word: MASKHOLE you might be a maskhole if: - you push an elderly woman to ask if we have masks - you rudely sigh/moan like a child if we tell you we’re out of masks - you ask 3 different rx employees about masks when 1st tells you we are out Any more examples??” was posted on Twitter by PharmWaffles on March 10, 2020. 

Maskhole Assholes who don’t wear masks publicly during the Coronavirus/COVID 19 Pandemic” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on April 26, 2020.

Maskhole: An individual who wears a mask in a way that makes it completely ineffective—e.g., below the nose, under the chin, on the back of the head” was posted on The New Yorker website on July 13, 2020. 

“Masktard” (face mask + retard) is a similar term.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Wiktionary: maskhole
Etymology
Blend of mask +‎ asshole
Noun
maskhole
(plural maskholes)
1. (slang, derogatory) A person who refuses to wear a facemask during the coronavirus pandemic.

Twitter
PharmWaffles
@WafflesPharm
I’ve invented a word: MASKHOLE
you might be a maskhole if:
- you push an elderly woman to ask if we have masks
- you rudely sigh/moan like a child if we tell you we’re out of masks
- you ask 3 different rx employees about masks when 1st tells you we are out
Any more examples??
12:23 AM · Mar 10, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Cranky Pharmacist
@CrankyPharmer
Replying to @WafflesPharm
when they insinuate that your Asian coworker shouldn’t be working because you’re out of masks that you wouldn’t be wearing at work if you had them in stock anyway...you might be a maskhole
6:29 PM · Mar 10, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
KANDUR
@KandurMusic
Is it too early to call some people #maskhole?
6:51 AM · Mar 18, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Crosspatch
@VictorB123
Don’t be a #maskhole
If you have a hoard of masks, keep a few and donate the rest, you do not need them if you are not sick unless you are in VERY close quarters with people.
2:31 PM · Mar 22, 2020·TweetDeck

Twitter
Sean Neprud
@baddeacon
Is it appropriate to call someone wearing a mask who clearly doesn’t need to be wearing one a maskhole?
7:04 PM · Mar 26, 2020·TweetDeck

Twitter
Rational Security
@RatlSecurity
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Twitter
Helping Hands Hawaii
@HelpingHandsHI
We’re in need of mask donations, so DM if you have some to spare. And remember, don’t be a maskhole!
#COVID19 #SpreadAlohaNotGerms
Quote Tweet
Oahu Emergency Mgmt.
@Oahu_DEM
· Apr 3
If you choose to wear a mask, make sure you do it right! Here are some things you should know before you mask up!
#SpreadAlohaNotGerms #COVID19 #OneOahu
@MayorKirkHNL @HonoluluGov @Hawaii_EMA @HIgov_Health
9:20 PM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

Urban Dictionary
Maskhole
Assholes who don’t wear masks publicly during the Coronavirus/COVID 19 Pandemic. Especially common in NYC and usually of a certain perceived privaledge and political party(GOP).
(...)
by StayGoldJGold April 26, 2020

Urban Dictionary
Maskhole
selfish idiots in my neighborhood who think that they don’t need to wear a mask because the rest of us do
A maskhole jogged right past me in the park today
by Bethinslope May 11, 2020

Twitter
Stacy~Vote Ed Sept 1
@NoUserNameEntry
Maskhole: (n) person who refuses to wear a mask during a pandemic involving an airborne virus that causes respiratory distress. 
They arent offended by the name bc theyre so tough, not snowflakes, hate the PC police, and dont get easily offended.
12:29 PM · May 17, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Steven Hebert
@talentpharmNYC
#maskhole : n. One who refuses to wear a mask or face-covering despite scientific evidence of its benefit to public health because they have politicized the pandemic and need a symbol of their personal dissidence. Also: a snowflake.
1:29 AM · Jun 17, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
jung man’s game
@BigRob762
Replying to @iowahawkblog
Maskhole n. Person that drives around in a car by themselves, wearing a mask.
6:32 PM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mike Acebedo Lopez
@MykLopez
Maskhole (n)
- An asshole who thinks it’s cool not to wear a mask
CTTO
12:48 PM · Jul 5, 2020 from Cebu City, Central Visayas·Twitter for iPad

The New Yorker
Lexicon for a Pandemic
“Maskhole,” “body Zoom-morphia,” and more neologisms for coronavirus communication.

By Jay Martel
July 13, 2020
(...)
Maskhole: An individual who wears a mask in a way that makes it completely ineffective—e.g., below the nose, under the chin, on the back of the head.

MSN
Maskhole, After Covidiots, is the Best Word to Define People with Reckless Behaviour in Pandemic
Buzz Staff 17-07-2020
(...)
Guidelines and advises on how to wear a mask have also failed as many people still don’t wear one or wear it the wrong way. Step out at any point of the day and there will be people with the mask covering just their mouth, or chin, or it graces their neck (just for the heck of it). Photographs on social media even show people having tied them at the back of the head. Four months into the lockdown and continuous messages on how to be safe, the mask is still not finding its place. And now we do have a word for such people who defeat the purpose of masks. Maskhole is the word that The New Yorker has devised for such individuals.

Twitter
Phil Chapman
@IAmPhilChapman
Maskhole: n. Someone who, despite knowing the dangers to vulnerable people, still refuses to endure the mild inconvenience of wearing a mask.
7:09 AM · Jul 19, 2020·Twitter for Android

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