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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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Fesquinoxaphrenic

Created by: MichaelCampbellUK

Pronunciation: fes-kwe-nox-a-fre-nic

Sentence: Ursula's fesquinoxaphrenia drove her like some crazed clockwork squirrel to stockpile the seasons baubles.

Etymology: Fes- (from festive) -quinox (from equinox, a seasonal event) -aphrenia (hebaphrenia, mental illness characterised by extreme hoarding). See 'fesquinoxafrenic' N.

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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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Decomaniac

Created by: snekorb

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Jingolo

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: jing - oh - low

Sentence: Stuart had turned into a complete jingolo. There were holiday bells of all sorts everywhere....both at work and at home. He just couldn't stop hanging them as he was sooo into the spirit this year. They were hanging from the doors, halls, walls, cubicles, phones, file cabinets, bathroom fixtures, refrigerator and copy machine....and those were just some of the ones he had adorned the workplace with!

Etymology: Jingle (from jingle bells) Gigolo (a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained).... In combination, unrestrained jingle bells

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Exceptional. A real bellringer that is a-pealing. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 12:13:00

I'm just a jingolo and everywhere I go, I spread joy and mistletoe...cute word - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:18:00

good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:13:00

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Festidious

Created by: teriaki

Pronunciation: fe-STID-ee-uhs

Sentence: She went about the house hanging each ornament with festidious care.

Etymology: L. festus (festival) + L. taedium (wearisome or tedious state)

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Hollydeckorator

Created by: lpr416

Pronunciation:

Sentence: This is the season that makes all “Hollydeckorators” jolly.

Etymology: from "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly" and "decorator"

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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

Sentence: She is completely and totally festcessive about the Christmas season.

Etymology: festive + obcessive + excessive

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - Mustang, 2007-12-03: 17:51:00

Very nice, and good for all holidays. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 19:03:00

Another great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:29:00

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Festifanatic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /fes-ti-fuh-nat-ik/

Sentence: Every year, on the first day of December, Liz turned into a complete festifanatic. Yet, rather than trying to infect her friends and fellow workers with the holiday spirit, she would instead criticize their lack of spirit and accuse them of being 'ornamentally challenged,' which only further alienated everyone. Liz would always end up spending her holidays alone, despite all her enthusiasm.

Etymology: festive - "of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival." (Latin, féstīvus - "merry") + fanatic (Latin, fānāticus - "pertaining to a temple, inspired by orgiastic rites, frantic")

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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

Sentence: Sylvia took the Christmas carol 'Deck the Halls' and its meaning to the extreme, decorating anything and everything. She is completely and totally festcessive about the Christmas season.

Etymology: festive + obcessive + excessive

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success-ive - Nosila, 2009-12-14: 16:15:00

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Decorismasser

Created by: celtiklass

Pronunciation: Decôr-ris-massûr -n.

Sentence: One who decorates anything and everything including themselves with tacky Christmas decorations! Gives new meaning to a little goes a long way!

Etymology: Originated during the tacky 80's. Every town has one!

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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