The odd word had people tweeting.
“What were *you* doing when Jeff Bezos entered a new word into the English vocabulary?” tweeted Can “John” Duruk.
“I guess that’s why he’s not publishing this in his own newspaper? Or maybe because he doesn’t want his editors feeling obliged to vet his claims?” tweeted Corey Pein.
"I'm (sic) going to be using 'complexifier' at least 17 times tomorrow hope everyone at work is ready," tweeted Shareen Pathak.
As it turns out, complexifier is a word, just not an English word. It's French, The New York Times reported, and according to the online French dictionary, Larousse, it means "to make something more complex, more complicated."
Why Bezos chose to use a French word to say “made complicated” is … a complexifier.
Time will tell whether Merriam-Webster will add “complexifier” to the dictionary.