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Basenjig

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BAZ-n-JIG

Sentence: Bob quickly realized that the jig was up when, on the very first day of obedience training school, his new puppy bazenjigged him from go to whoa.

Etymology: blending of BASENJI: A breed of hunting dog that originated in central Africa, basenjis have the reputation of being very difficult to obedience-train. Veronica Anne Starbuck's 2000 novel Heart of the Savannah features a basenji named Savannah. & JIG: to move with a quick, jerky motion; hop; bob "From go to whoa" a 1970s australianism: "from start to finish." "Whoa" pronounced woe.

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Great etymology. Laughed to think of how this can also infer a type of dancing with your dog! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-03: 08:43:00

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Muzzletough

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: muz zel tuff

Sentence: When Abe walked his two frisky dogs each day, he had great difficulty in controlling their behavior. You could even say it was muzzletough for him to keep them in line.

Etymology: Muzzle(restraint device to keep a dog from biting) & Tough (hard to do) & Wordplay on Mazel Tov (Hebrew words for Good Luck)

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Petrafried

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: PE tri FRIDE

Sentence: After being wrapped up in dog leash I was pretty much petrifried. I couldn't move, couldn't get the dogs to settle down and I was ready to cry.

Etymology: PET: a beloved animal PETRIFIED: something that is dead, unable to move FRIED: slang for frazzled

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Collarcoated

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kall or kot ted

Sentence: To his hip dude friends, he was known as "Dawg" because of his many pet dogs. But to his devoted canine pets he was known as "Doofus" because of his lack of control over them. When they strolled they loved to make him seem collarcoated to the rest of the world. It was not hard to do this, since their iq's were much higher than his, doggone it!

Etymology: Collar (a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it) & Coated ( having a coating; covered with an outer layer or film; often used in combination) Play on color-coded(a method of organizing things by a series of colors for faster identification)

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Traingled

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: train-gld

Sentence: Sperry Spazolia always got traingled up in the leashes of his pedigreed pets.

Etymology: Train- Teach (a person or animal) a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period of time. Tangled - Existing in or giving the appearance of a state of utter disorder.

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Noheedonistic

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: no/heed/on/is/tic

Sentence: Sean was a pleasure seeking individual who turned noheedonistic when faced with his part time job as a dog walker. They just wouldn't listen to him!

Etymology: no + heed + hedonistic

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Noheedonistic is such a great word ... it might also be applied to cats, spouses, bosses, coworkers, etc. !!! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-03: 08:52:00

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Canineditiontwister

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: kay-nIn-ed-i-shun-twister

Sentence: Introducing Canineditiontwister. That's you! in this new version of Twister, the "industry phenomenon" that's sold millions around the globe. The new twister is a game of solitare for you, and the first ever fun-packed adventure for your dogs. They're the game pieces in this new edition! In the box: 5 leashes and a pair of scissors, playing guide for dogs and humans (including a link to downloadable map of your neighborhood where you're sure to find a lot of rukus raising scenery for your dogs. (Dogs sold separately.) Must be 18 or older to purchase, or this high (line draw on wall in commercial 5 feet off ground). Play at your own risk. Children seek permission from parents.

Etymology: Twister (popular game) + edition (version) + canine: Any domestic or wild dog or doglike mammal in the family Canidae, found throughout the world except in Antarctica and on most ocean islands. Canines tend to be slender and long-legged, with a long muzzle, bushy tail, erect pointed ears, and well-developed canine and cheek teeth. **They prey on all types of animals**; some also eat carrion and vegetable matter. They probably were the first animals to be domesticated. Though helpful in controlling rodent and rabbit populations, canines have been hunted for their pelts and slaughtered to prevent their reputed (and sometimes real) destruction of livestock and large game.

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Leaderhosing

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lēdərhōzng

Sentence: When they go for a walk Ralph's dogs like to go wherever they want without regard for what happens with their leashes. A couple quick laps around his leg can leave him with a thorough leaderhosing.

Etymology: leader (leash) + hosing (defeat)

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Flangooled

Created by: mythwanaber

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Help!!! im flangooled!

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Cursuccumbungler

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: cur-suck-come-BUNG-lerr (cursuccumbungled) (rhymes with capsicum-dungled)

Sentence: Gordius was making a fine living from his new enterprise... walking canine-americans for a small fee. But Gordy's initial success unleashed his greed, and he soon realized that he'd bit off more than he could chew. Walking several out-of-control dogs ensnaggled him in a rat's nest of leashes and curses. Gordius had become a CURSUCCUMBUNGLER- He meekly surrendered to the primal instincts of the alpha dog, and was last seen participating in an involuntary tour of all the fire hydrants and poo piles in the sleeply little hamlet of Baskerville.

Etymology: CUR(curse)+SUCCUMb+BUNGLER=CURSUCCUMBUNGLER......CUR:a mongrel or inferior dog,Middle English, short for curdogge, from Middle English *curren to growl (perhaps from Old Norse kurra to grumble) + Middle English dogge dog.....CURSE:a prayer or invocation for harm or injury to come upon one,a cause of great harm or misfortune,evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to imprecation or as retribution; Middle English curs, from Old English.....SUCCUMB:to yield to superior strength or force or overpowering force,to be brought to an end (as death) by the effect of superior forces;French & Latin; French succomber, from Latin succumbere, from sub- + -cumbere to lie down; akin to Latin cubare to lie.....BUNGLER: One who blunders or acts ineptly in an incompetent manner,One who proceeds unsteadily; alteration of bungle, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic banga to hammer.

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metrohumanx Copy and paste this link for the solution to Gordy's problem: http://www.maa.org/devlin/devlin_9_01.html - metrohumanx, 2009-02-03: 00:51:00

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Lassieo

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-ee-o

Sentence: Ropert always returned from his dog-walking in an exhausted and ropable condition. Without fail, his pair of kelpies would race around him in opposite directions whenever they encountered another dog. He was tired of being lassioed, but it never occurred to him that passing the pet hotel was a bad idea.

Etymology: lassie (a fictitious kelpie character) + lasso (to throw a loop of rope around an animal's neck)

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Delightful as the old westerns ... you lassieo'd the definition superbly! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-03: 08:59:00

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Awkwinate

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Ark-win-ate

Sentence: Jim was the worst dog walker ever. Trying to control five dogs at once, he always found himself awkwinated.

Etymology: Combination of "Awkw" from awkward - lacking dexterity or skill; and "inate" from dominate - to rule or control.

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Leashlash

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: LEASH lash

Sentence: The imprudence of having four dogs dawned on Susie when she was left alone early one morning to walk the dogs. She could have taken each one out separately, but instead boldly harnessed each dog onto a separate leash. Susie closed the door and they were off! They veered left, then suddenly ran circles every which way, giving Susie leashlashes to her ankles. OOOuch! The four dogs hopped and jumped, entagled in their knot of leashes. Susie let go of all the leashes and mouthed a swear word. The dogs struggled in a tangle so she managed to unclip the four leashes. The dogs continued to walk gracefully up the street.

Etymology: Leashlash n or v. From: leash, to keep on a cord; and lash, the action of whipping back, out or at someone.

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'leashlashes to her ankles' ... great way to express it ... great verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-03: 08:48:00

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Petzel

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petsəl

Sentence: Rod’s dogs each has a mind of its own. If one wants to go north the other wants to go south. If one wants to go down the sidewalk, the other wants to go around a tree. As they go this way and that he either looks like a contortionist or a petzel wrapped in leashes.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure and treated with care and affection) + pretzel (a crisp biscuit baked in the form of a knot)

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Houndbound

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: how nd bow nd

Sentence: He was so tired of being hound bound that he got rid of the dogs and bought some chickens which he had hoped would be free range, but as they got lost too often he eventually put them on leads. it wasn't long before he became henmeshed.

Etymology: bound, bound

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love henmeshed - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-03: 11:02:00

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Muddlemutt

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mudd-el-mutt

Sentence: Sarah took her two German Shepherds for a walk everyday, this led to all sorts of problems due to the fact that they had never had any proper training. Sarah had great difficulty keeping them under control and would often get in such a muddlemutt when the dogs would run around and the leads would get tangled around her legs. Today had been particularly exhausting as she had actually fallen over in the mud and had to go home and get changed again before going to work. She told herself there was nothing else for it, she had got to book them on a dog training behavior course as soon as possible.

Etymology: Muddle(a state of disorder or chaos) + Mutt(a humorous or derogatory name for a dog) = Muddlemutt

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nice sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-06: 12:04:00

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Muzzletoff

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: muz zel toff

Sentence: Dogless was a Muzzletoff. He had been born of a wealthy family and was educated in the finest boarding schools. Th only trouble he had was convincing his folks that he could be the best dogwalker on the Planet. They were horrified at a boy of his breeding doing a doggy round up and having asteer home contest every month. He had tough skin and it let him be carried away. Guys like Dogless, they deserved to be lonely and tied up in their work.

Etymology: Play on Mazel Tov (Good Fortune in Hebrew) & Muzzle (a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal's snout (especially a dog's nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting) & Toff (an elegantly dressed man (often with affected manners)

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GlobalGallery Hehe! Good one. - GlobalGallery, 2009-02-03: 08:18:00

Your ending, last line, is ever so fine. Super create that can apply to both dog and man! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-03: 08:56:00

This is hilarious!! - mweinmann, 2009-02-03: 09:51:00

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Omegalomaniac

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: ow-meega-low-may-nee-ack

Sentence: "Their father won Best in Show at Crufts", said Carter with an air of arrogance. He pulled firmly on their leads but his treasured hounds ignored him and continued to sniff the Labrador's butt. Carter's overblown ego made him think he was top dog, but really he was just an omegalomaniac. The dogs ignored him unless he was at the grill cooking, sausages for himself, and rib-eye steaks for them.

Etymology: 1. omega - the last letter of the Greek alphabet. (as opposed to alpha male/dog which is the first). 2. megalomaniac - a pathalogical egoist.

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Houndwound

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hownd wownd

Sentence: When Oliver yook Fred & Ginger, his 2 dogs out for a walk, they usually had him houndwound before he got home.

Etymology: Hound (dog) & Wound (wrapped in a coil;tied up)

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Anitoldiots

Created by: leeannhamers

Pronunciation: Anne-nit-oh-l-dah-dee-aughts

Sentence: That guy and his dogs make him look like a total anitoldiot.

Etymology: animal- control- idiot

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Wounddog

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: wow und dawg

Sentence: Elvis took his hound for a walk. But the hound didn't like being held back by his leash, so he raced in circles around Elvis, coiling, looping, twisting, spiraling, and curling the leash around Elvis' legs and ankles, even his blue suede shoes. Elvis sang out in misery as he tripped and tumbled down: "You aint nothin but a wounddog, Now I'm cryin all the time. Making me nothin but a bound ground hog, Cryin all the time. Well, you aint never caught a rabbit And you aint no friend of mine."

Etymology: Wound Dog is a play on Hound Dog. There is a way to correct the spelling of the word! After clicking on edit beneath save and go back is "oops! I want to change the spelling of my word" and with a click on that ... voila!

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Alas! That has happened to me more than once. - readerwriter, 2009-02-03: 05:47:00

Ohhh nooooo....I suddenly realized we were of like minds and our words are too similar!! - mweinmann, 2009-02-03: 08:57:00

Yes mweinmann, I agree. Glad it was unintentional. Even when this happens deliberately, I just consider it a form of compliment/flattery. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-03: 09:08:00

Good....I felt bad when I realized this had happened.... - mweinmann, 2009-02-03: 09:50:00

that song will stay with me all day!! - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-03: 11:05:00

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Petangled

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet /angled

Sentence: Laura's German short-hair pointer is nearly as large as she is and she easily and often gets completely petangled while out for walks with the massive animal and has to do numerous twists and turns and dances to free herself from the lease.

Etymology: PETANGLED - verb - from PET + TANGLED (snarled, interlaced, or mixed up)

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Bounddog

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: bownd - dawg

Sentence: Christopher became frustrated everytime he walked his FoxHound, Fontana.... Instead of walking straight ahead, she walked on an angle and sometimes in circles. Within ten minutes Christopher and Fontana looked all mummitied together. It was all so ridiculous that Christopher could not even be angry anymore. Instead, he would just start singing to Fontana......"you ain't nothing but a bounddog....oh yeahhh....we're all hooked up".

Etymology: Bound + Dog >>> Bound (to be tied up) Dog (Canine, Common pet)

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Dogtied

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dôgtīd

Sentence: It seemed like a good idea at the time. One dog would be lonely if left home alone while he worked so Alan got a second dog. Little did he expect to be dogtied every time he tried to walk them. They would run ahead, then behind, never in the same direction, never at the same time. Like some canine square dance he didn't know the steps to, Sadie and Rufus do-si-do and Allemande left until Alan was completely hound-bound.

Etymology: dog (canine pet) + tied (attach or fasten (someone or something) with string or similar cord) derivative of hog-tied [secure by fastening together the hands and feet (of a person) or all four feet (of an animal)]

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word! - Mustang, 2009-02-03: 07:14:00

I watch the Dog Whisper but my dogs do too and they whisper back. - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-03: 09:28:00

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Alphaineptitude

Created by: lizard

Pronunciation:

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Tetherbound

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TETH-ehr-bound

Sentence: Lester was a slight man who was not endowed with superior strength yet he insisted on taking all three of his labs for exercise at the same time and invariably found himself tetherbound when they would become frisky and wrap their leashes around his legs with their hyperactive activities.

Etymology: Blend of 'tether' (a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement) and 'bound' (made fast as if by a band or bond)

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nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-03: 11:03:00

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Doggeroll

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: do-ger-rol

Sentence: There once was a man named Stover/ Who had a dog named Rover/ Well, two...the other named Stew/ (What else is new?)... When he took them to the park for a walk/ Those pooches would bark and balk/ And Stover would doggeroll over and over/ In clover/ That guy named Stover.

Etymology: A play on DOGGEREL meaning loose or irregular verse, especially of an inferior nature and DOG + ROLL meaning to move on a surface by turning over and over

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Excellent word play. - Mustang, 2009-02-03: 07:16:00

so clever to create a limerick to go with your doggeroll! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-03: 08:40:00

Thanks. Except I forgot to use the word in the sentence/poem. Will try to correct. - readerwriter, 2009-02-03: 09:52:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-03: 11:04:00

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Petcontrolled

Created by: elona

Pronunciation:

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Mishled

Created by: richardkemp

Pronunciation: Adjective: [mishled]. Pronounciation depending on accent: 1. "mishled - d" (like missile - d) OR 2. "mish - lead" (as in the metal Lead).....Verb [to mishlead]. Pronounciation: "mish - lead" (as in pet lead/leash).

Sentence: "They were full of beans today, they almost mishled me a couple of times." "I know you're trying to mishlead me, Fido!"

Etymology: Misled/mislead, lead/leash, mashed, slipped

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Tetherbound

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TETH-ehr-bound

Sentence: Sherman was a slight man who was not endowed with superior strength yet he insisted on taking all three of his labs for exercise at the same time and invariably found himself tetherbound when they would become frisky and wrap their leashes around his legs with their hyperactive activities.

Etymology: Blend of 'tether' (a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement) and 'bound' (made fast as if by a band or bond)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-03: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by artr. Thank you artr. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-18: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by artr. Thank you artr. ~ James

artipt - 2018-08-18: 19:56:00
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'Sit! Sit! Sit!'

DEFINITION: n. A person who has difficulty controlling their pets, especially if they often become entangled in the leashes. v. To get entangled in the leashes of one's pets.

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