Pelé Officially Enters Dictionary Meaning ‘Unique’ Synonym

Seema Rai
Seema Rai

The late football legend’s moniker, Pelé, is now a recognized synonym for “unique” in the lexicon. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé passed away in December at the age of 82. He is regarded as the greatest footballer in history and the only player to have won the World Cup three times. One of the most widely used dictionaries in Brazil is Portuguese. The new adjective “pelé” has been added to Michaelis’ online edition.

The inclusion occurred after the Pelé Foundation garnered more than 125,000 signatures to support a petition to commemorate the football great.

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The word “Pelé,” was introduced to the online version of the Michaelis dictionary. “Someone who is unusual,” is how it is defined. Who or who cannot be compared to anything or anybody due to their greatness, quality, or value.

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Pelé is the best

His achievement was so remarkable that he is credited for raising the sport’s global popularity. His biggest supporters included Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. And his brief time with the New York Cosmos helped pique American interest in the sport.

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Pelé came into the football world like a Meteor and Shocked many Worldwide

In the eyes of sports writers and soccer fans, the term “Pelé” refers to more than simply one of the game’s greatest players. It also stands for excellence. Since his 1958 World Cup debut. The superstar had ruled as the soccer world’s king. He still holds the record for being the youngest player to ever score in a World Cup match.

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A Brazilian nonprofit organization created to advance Pelé’s legacy has been driving the effort to have the term added to the dictionary. The Pelé Foundation gathered more than 125,000 signatures on a petition to support the official admission with the aid of the sports network SporTV and Pelé’s old football team, Santos.

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