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DEFINITION: n. A person who lives in their car because they have lost their home. v. To live in your car.

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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: car-part-ment

Sentence: Sam Snickerly, would have gotten a larger automobile had he known it was going to be a carpartment for his entire family.

Etymology: Car- An automobile. Apartment-A room or suite of rooms designed as a residence and generally located in a building occupied by more than one household.


:)Thanks you all! I need to show up more often with my right brain. - abrakadeborah, 2012-01-31: 00:46:00


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Created by: TheFourth

Pronunciation: ah-toe-mo-ho-bo

Sentence: When their record player caught on fire, they lost their house and became a automohobos. They're so underground.

Etymology: Automobile - a self-propelled passenger vehicle that usually has four wheels and an internal-combustion engine, used for land transport Hobo - a tramp, vagrant

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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: van-eh-tee-pee

Sentence: Vanity, vanity...saith the Preacher...all is vanity. Shane, taking refuge from the city, didn't know if he was shivering with excitement or from the cold, but in this darkness before the dawn, he was sure he had come up with the perfect solution to the housing problem he faced. He had heard of the Tiny House how about the Tiny Tee Pee Movement? He stared around the sides of his van. He could see his invention so vividly. He could help others. He would call them Vaniteepees. It would be Spring soon and the snow would be melting. Then he could open up the roof, even take off the sides. There were plenty of small trees to use. Once he got the trees down, he wondered where he would get the material to cover the sides...but, never mind, it was great to dream. It sure would be nice to be able to build a fire right in the middle of your own house. Those Indians had a good idea. He curled up tighter. He would start whittling tomorrow...

Etymology: From VAN, a boxed-shaped vehicle on 4 wheels + TEE PEE, from the Lakota language meaning "to dwell;" also playing on VANITY, the excessive belief in own's own abilities

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Created by: zrotv

Pronunciation: strēt'nĭk

Sentence: At first I was offended. I'd lost my job, gotten kicked out of school, and told my folks I was "going on the road for a while". "You're nothing but a crazy streetnik!", they replied with disdain. I didn't understand at the time, and I was angry; offended. But now, looking out the window of my filthy Volkswagen bus, exchanging knowing smiles amongst the armada of dirty, jobless, hippies across the lanes of traffic; I realized that it was my parents who did not understand. Out the windows of my car I saw the best minds of my generation, united in our adventure on the open road; living in campgrounds, rest-stop parking-lots, trees, parks, city benches. Our cars were our only private refuge, and we loved them, cared for them like companions. We were fordniks, hondaniks, volksniks, chevyniks – all streetniks, all starving, hysterical, naked angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry starry dynamo in the machinery of our cars.

Etymology: street + beatnik


Wow! Good word. Your story captures the "beatnik" attitude. - splendiction, 2009-02-18: 12:42:00

Super creations! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 00:52:00


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Created by: Gadgetmo

Pronunciation: car - liver

Sentence: We have to live in our car because we've got no home.


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vee la hik el

Sentence: Summers down by the lake, winters in trailer parks...waking up miles away from where you went to bed, that's the life. Our villahicle is the true meaning of detached housing. We are upwardly mobile...well, mobile, anyway!

Etymology: Villa (suburban detached domicile) & Vehicle (mode of transport)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: suh-VIVE-uhr

Sentence: After being tossed out by her two-timing husband Megan grabbed her two kids and their puppy and she became a suvivor, happy that she at least had the SUV as it provided a bit more in the way of creature comforts than a smaller vehicle may have done

Etymology: Use of SUV (acronym for Sports Utility Vehicle) and is a play on the word survivor.

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mow-ter-skwot

Sentence: The credit crunch had hit Joe very hard, his business had failed and his home was repossessed. He had no choice but to motorsquat in his ex wifes old banger that she had left behind when she disappeared with his financially well off 'best friend'.

Etymology: Motor(slang for car) + Squat(to set up home in an unused space,albeit illegal) = Motorsquat


metrohumanx Youch! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 20:47:00


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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DWELL on WHEELS

Sentence: When I was younger, I was hellonwheels, riding around on my Harley. But now I've been reduced to dwellonwheels because I am living in my car.

Etymology: Play on HELL ON WHEELS and made up from DWELL and WHEELS


Puntastic! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-17: 13:32:00

This just make me giggle. Nice Job! - Ismelstar, 2009-02-18: 19:55:00


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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: caw taj - homophone with cottage

Sentence: Unfortunately they eventually lost their home and took up residence in their car. It would be temporary. When not downtown working, they returned up north to their carttage. As time went by, their carttage became their “home a way from home”.

Etymology: carttage and carttager. From "cottage" and "car".

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