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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Outaklaus

Created by: looseball

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Decorfatuate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dek-uhr-fach-oo-eyt

Sentence: They knew her decofatuating had gone too far when she bought festive contact lenses that made her eyes look like Christmas trees.

Etymology: decorate + infatuate (as in obsess)

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Deckaholsic

nhanusek

Created by: nhanusek

Pronunciation: deck a hols ic

Sentence: Anita suffers from deckaholsic. I think she even attends meetings.

Etymology: deck the halls + alcoholic

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COMMENTS:

Nice! Deckaholic would have been good as well. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 18:57:00

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Infatyuleation

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: in-fatch-yule-a-shun

Sentence: Her infatyuleation became apparent when she showed up to the office blinking in red and green on the day after Thangskiving.

Etymology: Infatuation + Yule Tide

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nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 16:02:00

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Addection

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: ah deck shone

Sentence: "I did not want to seek help for my addection because it did not feel like a problem. Christmas was such a wondeful time of year so what if people thought I was way too obsessed with geting the christmas decs up everywhere! "

Etymology: combination of addiction and decoration Addiction - the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. Decoration - The act, process, technique, or art of decorating.

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Holidict

Created by: beaugosse

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Look at this house! She's a seasonal holidict!

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Christpulsiveness

Created by: IllmaticKD

Pronunciation: Christ'puls'iv'ness

Sentence: A bow on the hood of the car, the cat looks like Santa Claude vomitted, even the sweater she wears ha christmas bulbs hanging from it, this person suffers from Christpulsiveness.

Etymology: noun; Derived from two words. Christmas, and compulsive. Also see: Christpulsive, Christpulsively

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COMMENTS:

Korinne KD, put some of your magic into the sentences... I need a laugh!!! - Korinne, 2007-12-06: 00:15:00

Korinne Love it! - Korinne, 2007-12-06: 08:45:00

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Tinselvate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tin-suh‚ÄČl-veyt

Sentence: Even before retailers start hawking the Christmas season Merry and her friend Holly begin decking their halls, pets, cars, cubicles and even their outfits. They have been known to wear glass ornaments as earrings and garland like a boa. Like a bedazzler gone mad, Merry will tinselvate a sweater so much that she has to be careful walking in front of a car at night for fear of blinding the driver.

Etymology: tinsel (decorations made of thin strips of shiny metal) + titivate (to make smart or spruce up)

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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:

great word! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-03: 08:02:00

Great word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:38:00

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Comments:

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