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'Isn't it a bit early to be wearing Christmas decorations?'

DEFINITION: n., A person so enamored with the holidays that they don't just deck their halls and home, but they also decorate their car, their cubicle, their pets, and themselves. v., To obsessively decorate according to seasonal holidays.

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Festoonatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fes too nat ik

Sentence: he was such a mad festoonatick he tied some sleigh bells on his duck christmas quackers!

Etymology: festoon, lunatic

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Fantastic and funny - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:06:00

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Hollytosis

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: holl-lee-toe-sis

Sentence: Mitch didn't realize the level of Bonnie's hollytosis until he saw that the cats had been dyed red and green and that the refrigerator had been wrapped in tinsel.

Etymology: holly + halitosis... it's monday - my brain's not totally warmed up yet.

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very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 13:03:00

Clever! - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:17:00

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Tannenbum

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: tan-in-bum

Sentence: Jesus Christ on a cross, I can't believe how hard Ross is tannenbumming it today. Seriously--holly print leotards?

Etymology: O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Bl├Ątter! (+ bum)

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Wornament

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: worn a ment

Sentence: Mary-Chris Mass has for obvious reasons become obsessed with festooning herself, her car, her house and her work space with Christmas decorations. Her efforts to wornament herself, family and colleages has actually paid off. They find it easier to conform to her wishes than to resist. In fact they carry the theme year-round. The office is now painted red and green and holly, ivy, poinsettias and mistletoe grow in the office atrium. Because her office is a call centre conducting market research, the building is now being called the North Poll!

Etymology: Worn (past participle of wear;something adorning oneself) & Ornament (v. to make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

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Tinselitis

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tinsel/I/tis

Sentence: Sue's tinselistis was so acute that they had to schedule an emergency tinsellectomy.

Etymology: tinsel + tonsillitis

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COMMENTS:

Congrats on your over all weekly win last week! Some great words!! Well done!!! - Stevenson0, 2007-12-03: 15:10:00

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Psyclaustic

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: sigh + claws + tic

Sentence: My mom has over 152 Santa Claus figurines of one sort or another, and drags them out every Christmas - I guess you could say she's psyclaustic.

Etymology: psychotic + claus

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Jubilackey

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JOO-buh-LAK-ee

Sentence: For Bob, a jubilackey, and, especially, a yulethrall, festinfatuation, with the feriations of the whole world, continued year-long with 365 red-letter days.

Etymology: Blend of JUBILEE: A season of general celebration, holiday and rejoicing & LACKEY: Slave(slang); disciple, follower

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Good one Bob! - emdeejay, 2008-12-09: 22:22:00

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Trimeister

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: trim - my - ster

Sentence: Arnold particularly enjoyed the last third of the year. This was the time when he drew up his plans, sourced his decorations and finally garlanded, lit, trimmed and festooned all his hangouts.

Etymology: trim (decorate) + meister (master) + trimester (third term)

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Wreathflex

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reeth/flex

Sentence: Once the first snowflake has fallen it is an automatic wreathflex to bedeck and festoon everything within eyesight with garlands and bows and silver bells...ahhh gives me goosebumps. 'deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la'

Etymology: wreath + reflex

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COMMENTS:

Clever create and Christmas carolling for our delight - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:08:00

Incredible. - nickmarziani, 2008-12-09: 11:52:00

BRILLIANT!! EASILY ONE OF THE BEST WORDS THIS MONTH!!! - Stevenson0, 2008-12-09: 17:38:00

We are wreathed in smiles... - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:19:00

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Decorationist

Created by: Daniel999

Pronunciation: Dekorachonst

Sentence: As a decorationist, she was approached throughout the year for various decorative ideas.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-03: 01:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-03: 01:30:00
Hey Verbotomists, I thought it would be fun to create a Verbotomy Greeting Card for the upcoming holidays. So I am calling on all Verbotomists to Submit your Holiday Verbotomy Definitions. I will set up an e-card so we can send our best wishes, and our best words, to our friends. Be creative! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-03: 01:36:00
In other news, Galwaywegian's verboticism, "Minimaim", was published yesterday in Toronto Star. See: http://www.verbotomy.com/blog/?p=223. Congratulations to Galwaywegian ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-12-03: 06:04:00
love the outfit today - very festive

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-03: 09:05:00
Thanks Jabberwocky! I loved getting dressed up and lightening my hair for the holidays. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-04: 17:51:00
Thanks to everyone for sending in their cheeriest holiday definitions. And now Santa's elves will to get to work. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-12-09: 07:00:00
Hey Verbotomists, Sorry for the double replay this morning. I have updated the definition for today as of 7:00am EST. If you created a word for the service definition, you can see it here: That cake is so dry. Thanks for playing! Be creative, James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-14: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James