Accredited to [[Stephen Colbert]] of “The Colbert Report” (remember the “t” in report is silent), it is defined as Truth that comes from the gut, not books.
Colbert, in my opinion, has long surpassed Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show” as the funniest thing on TV. His satire of the conservative agenda is so dead-on that you sometimes forget that it’s a comedy show.
When told of the honor, Colbert said;
“Though I’m no fan of reference books and their fact-based agendas, I am a fan of anyone who chooses to honor me,” he said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
“And what an honor,” he said. “Truthiness now joins the lexicographical pantheon with words like ‘squash,’ ‘merry,’ ‘crumpet,’ ‘the,’ ‘xylophone,’ ‘circuitous,’ ‘others’ and others.”