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DEFINITION: n. A person who habitually looks for love in the all the wrong places and wonders why it always turns out wrong. v. To look for love in the wrong places.

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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gud-barr-ees-ta

Sentence: During her summer vacation, Miss Misty Pristine, tried working as a barista in the local tanning salon cum cafe, Sun Brew. She was so overt in her flirting attempts with the married insurance man who liked his French-pressed with hazelnut or the EMT studying to be a Paramedic who always asked for two shots in his Zippee, the house special. The local college students, making up courses in summer sessions, who loved her HavaJavaMints, called her The Goodbarista.

Etymology: From Looking for Mr. GOODBAR, the story of a young teacher looking for love + BARISTA, a mocha maker


terrific reference - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-11: 10:39:00

Also a well-crafted, very clever sentence - silveryaspen, 2009-02-11: 11:45:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Hay-ting-ay-gen-see

Sentence: Since May's husband died 16 years ago, she had been all alone. Desperate for love she asked her friend's advice and she suggested joining a dating agency. Unfortunately May's advancing years had left her a little deaf and she joined a hatingagency instead. She didn't find love but she started to enjoy the animosity between her and the other members of this unique club.

Etymology: Play on Dating Agency


funny take on the definition - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-11: 10:40:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hef er aft er

Sentence: It was obvious that Madge and Dodie were heiferafter in their search for true love. They were steered in the direction of a meet market and met two young longhorns oxendentally,who were bovine, but uninterested in getting yoked.

Etymology: Heifer (young cow) & Everafter (from here to Eternity)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mādnchois

Sentence: Joice always seems to make the maidenchoice. She always seems to make decisions that keep her from meeting guys. Whether it's where she lives, between two retirement communities or her job in the morgue, she rarely finds herself in a position to meet anyone datable. The last handsome young man she saw in person was very cold, laying on a stainless steel table. The ugly hole in his head was a major deterrent to a night on the town.

Etymology: maiden (a girl or young woman, esp. an unmarried one) + choice (an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities)


Does that mean that all the young women who live on Maiden Choice Lane won't find suiters? - otherguy, 2009-02-11: 07:28:00

or suitors... :-) - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-11: 07:59:00

Yes she's in a job where there is stiff competition to find a live one...especially with that co-worker of hers, Myra Mains! - Nosila, 2009-02-12: 00:39:00


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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: luvprowler

Sentence: Mimi wiggled her pink nose. She immediately recognized Ted as the loveprowlerr he had become; he could only bear to skulk the outer regions of the woods in which bearly any of his kind still lived. Ted habitually came down and out onto the meadow every day, loveprowlerring for fearful creatures he mistakenly grew fond feelings for. Mimi trembled, keeping close to her log home, as she watched Ted tilt his head in earnest regard her. (Would she be his lover or his dinner?)!

Etymology: loveprowlerr n. From the words prowl, lover and err. It means one who prowls, instintively searches (not knowing why) for love but errs, make errors of judgement.

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Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: no-bliss-ro-MAN-tick

Sentence: Rj was a noblissromantic, always on the quest for that holy grail of perfect love and affection. Anything less that fell short of perfect bliss--and let's face it, all love falls short at one point or another--would send him off on another quest and leave a trail of heartbroken and confused victims in his wake.

Etymology: Alteration of hopeless romantic.


Nice play on 'noblesse oblige' also. Great create. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-11: 12:03:00


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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: chair-ub

Sentence: Cupid's arrow had struck her, right through the heart. From now on there was only one serial killer for her and it was Ivan. His scarred shaven head and crazy eyes made her weak at the knees. She was his chairub and she fought hard to save him from the chair, despite the 11 witnesses who saw his axe wielding escapade. Her scented love letters were the last thing he would read, before his eyeballs boiled and exploded from the 2000 volt current that would pass through his oddly shaped head.

Etymology: 1.cherub - an angelic baby eg Cupid the Roman God of erotic love. 2. chair (electric) - a device used for capital punishment for the most heinous crimes.


Clever! Also plays on RUB, meaning difficulty or dilemma.. - readerwriter, 2009-02-11: 10:30:00

Electtrifying! Shocking! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-11: 11:41:00

What a sentence! Too bad it couldn't have been commuted...where is that Governor when you need him? - Nosila, 2009-02-14: 23:19:00


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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: HAL HOLE TROLE

Sentence: Ever since she and Hal broke up she's got that void to where else can you go to fill it other than the same kind of hellhole...Hal's favourite watering hole. When she gets that look in her eyes, you can tell she's doing the Halholetroll.

Etymology: HAL: a man's name HELLHOLE: terrible place WATERING HOLE: slang for drinking place TROLL: slang for looking for a member of the opposite sex by putting out bait and waiting for someone to show interest


Gives a whole new meaning to holesome! etymology fits 'wrong places' to a T! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-11: 11:31:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: a/mour/id

Sentence: Joe's love life has become an amourid situation because he cruises all night diners and old age homes for "the one".

Etymology: AMOURID - from AMOUR (love, romance) + ARID (barren or unproductive)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stok mar ket

Sentence: When Bessie and Clarabelle were looking for dates, they went to the local stalkmarket. It never worked as their chosen dates turned it into a night of whine and roses. Where could they find love that would allow them to live happily heifer after?

Etymology: Stalk (the act of following prey stealthily) & Stock Market(an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers) & Meat Market(not just an actual shop for selling meat, but slang for a bar where people pick up each other)

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silveryaspen - 2009-02-11: 12:33:00
Really enjoyed today's definition, James. It inspired such a remarkable variety of clever verbotomies,

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-11: 22:33:00
Thanks Silveryaspen! After reading the words today, it looks like a few of us have fell victim to blunderlust! I guess there is more than a few romanthick libidohnos among us. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-25: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by verbotomy. Thank you verbotomy. ~ James