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02/26/2016 12:26 pm ET Updated Feb 26, 2016

The Dictionary Just Trolled Donald Trump

Merriam-Webster responds to the billionaire's garbled tweets.

Even the dictionary is ganging up on Republican hopeful Donald Trump. 

Following his poor performance in Thursday's GOP debate, the business mogul sent out a string of garbled tweets attacking his rivals on Friday morning.

He called Florida Sen. Marco Rubio a "Leightweight chocker [sic]" twice, and wrote that it was a "Great honer! [sic]" that so many polls showed him winning the debate.  

That's when the venerable dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster decided to get in on the fun.  

After a few hours, Trump realized he'd misspelled some of his insults and deleted them.

But not before the transparency-focused Sunlight Foundation's "Politwoops" service, which archives deleted tweets, saved them for posterity.

The screengrabbed tweets can be seen below:

Sunlight Foundation
Sunlight Foundation
Sunlight Foundation

Editor's note: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

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