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Gladwrap

Created by: anoesis23

Pronunciation: GLAD-rap

Sentence: He gave me a gladwrapped gift, fancy wrapping with hardly anything inside.

Etymology: "glad" + "wrap", also from cling film brand "Gladwrap"

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Boxicologist

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bock-see-kol-ee-jist

Sentence: If only Abbie's parents had realised she was a budding boxicoligist, they would not have botherered with the present, The empty box would have been just the thing to give her for her 3rd birthday,and save them a lot of expense!!

Etymology: Boxicologist- someone who is very interested in boxes and/or specialises in packaging.

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Boxerrebellion

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: bock-sir-re-bell-yun

Sentence: Marina's third birthday brought expensive battery powered gifts as far as the eye could see -all from her "wish list". She played with them for a cumulative total of 10 minutes then grew tired of the noise and staged her own boxer rebellion by building a princess castle out of the packaging.

Etymology: box + boxer rebellion: uprising in China at the turn of last century against foreign trade and technology

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COMMENTS:

petaj Got my vote for originality - too many wrap words - of which i was guilty too - petaj, 2008-04-22: 04:13:00

metrohumanx I LOVE historical references. Good work! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:41:00

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Containerambo

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con - tane - uhr - ram - bow

Sentence: After opening all the boxes that his new computer, various toys and other gifts came in, Gilbert busied himself in fanciful games with the containers, imagining them to be everything from fighter planes, to fortresses to James Bond type vehicles.

Etymology: Blend of container and Rambo.

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COMMENTS:

good word - Nosila, 2008-04-21: 20:26:00

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Bubblewrapture

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /buhb-uhl-rap-cher/

Sentence: Every year on Timmy's birthday, a large box of carefully packed presents would arrive, sent by his Uncle Donovan and Aunt Beverly, who lived on the opposite coast. And every year, after opening the box and looking over the presents, Timmy would be overcome by a case of bubblewrapture, often making a fort out of the box and fashioning weapons and armor out of the packing materials.

Etymology: bubble - a body of gas contained in a liquid or solid (from Middle Dutch, bobbel; imitative) + rapture - ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy (from Latin, raptus "a carrying off")

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COMMENTS:

oh Yessssss! - galwaywegian, 2008-04-21: 05:22:00

libertybelle ah - ya beat me to it! Well done! - libertybelle, 2008-04-21: 10:13:00

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Carboard

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärbôrd

Sentence: Joyce knew her son would not care much that she was buying a new refrigerator. What she didn't expect was that he would have a fit when she tried to dispose of the box it came in. Carboard! Carboard! he screamed. For the next couple of weeks, the carton was a race car, a taxi, a fire truck and a tank. Who knew?

Etymology: car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people) + cardboard (pasteboard or stiff paper)

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Wraptattention

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: rapt-uh-ten-shun

Sentence: Sven wasn't sure if he was standing there in quiet amazement, frustration, or amusement, looking at his nephew shaking the wrapping paper in the air. "It's so cool, Uncle Sven, the way it reflects the light!" The box containing the remote controlled car that he bought after careful planning and consideration sat there on the floor, almost an unnoticed afterthought. His nephew's wraptattention to the mylar wrapping paper seemed much more interesting.

Etymology: wrapped + attention

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Distwraption

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with distraction

Sentence: Granny always tried to use distwraptions at Christmas time so that the kiddies would not be disappointed with the cheap gifts her penury demanded. Fortunately they all loved to pop the bubblewrap she had scavenged during the year.

Etymology: distraction + wrap

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COMMENTS:

love the sound of this - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-21: 13:48:00

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Inboxication

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inbäksikāshən

Sentence: Christmas morning is time of utter inboxication for Tom's cat, Mr. Fuzzy Pants. He loves nothing more than climbing in and out of the assortment of boxes and cartons while the silly humans oow and aah over the stupid stuff that they crammed into these little cubes of heaven. Then comes the unbelievable part, trash day, when that idiot Tom steals Fuzz's toys and sends them to who knows where. His only recourse is to mellow out with a major dose of catnip and try to forget.

Etymology: intoxication (to lose control of one's faculties or behavior from use of alcoholic drink or a drug) + box (a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid)

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Wrapsody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rap so dee

Sentence: Jill's kids, cat and hubby each felt their own wrapsody on Christmas morning. Her kids would make houses out of the boxes that their expensive toys came in; her hubby made silly hats from the ribbons and bows and her cat loved shredding the tissue and then horking it up all morning, all over the house. Wrapture, Bliss!

Etymology: Wrap (the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped) & Rhapsody (A state of elated bliss; ecstasy)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-04: 00:31:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

'Have you set up the security for our new computers?'

DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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