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Swedish word of the day: doldis

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Published: 21.Jan.2019 17:23 hrs

Today's Swedish word of the day is doldis, which is the opposite of the more common word kändis.

Doldis is used to talk about someone who is not a household name and is usually not especially publicity-seeking.

It's not as unkind or dismissive as saying someone is 'a nobody' in English, and in fact you use it in a different way. A doldis is rarely an average member of society, but someone who has a high status or level of influence, such as an important job or rank, but is not yet one of the biggest names in their field. 

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