Gotterdammerung: a collapse (as of a society or regime) marked by catastrophic violence and disorder. This was the word Merriam-Webster decided to share on its Twitter account on the night of the US elections, taking a jab at Republican candidate and now future president of the US, Donald Trump.

"We've updated our Twitter header in honour of the election," it mentioned on the social media site.

The American English dictionary also tweeted the most searched words of 8 November. Up until the results were announced, fascism led the list followed by 'bigot', 'nerve-racking', 'socialism' and 'deplorable'. By 2.58am EST on 9 November when Hillary Clinton accepted the defeat, 'concede' became the top looked up word.

Additionally, their website featured a list of the most searched words over the elections which included 'trumpery', 'presumptive', 'demagogue', 'plagiarism' and 'distopia'.

After the 26 September debate, 'Braggadocious' also started to trend. "The word employed by Trump was braggadocious, which is a dialectical word from 19th century America, meaning arrogant," the website explained.

Some of the other famous Trump terms to make the list included 'bigly', 'nasty', 'locker-room talk' and 'hombre'. "The Spanish word for man, which in English is often used in a slightly more informal fashion to refer to a guy or fellow, spiked 120,000% over the hourly average after Donald Trump used the word in the final presidential debate," Merriam Webster informed.

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Supporters of Democratic US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton react as they watch election results at the election night rally in New York Rick Wilking/ Reuters