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'Well Doc, will I ever be young again?'

DEFINITION: v. To spend years and years wishing you could be young again, only to discover that it's actually happening, but not exactly as you imagined. n. The fear the you are getting so old that people will start treating you like a baby

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dädlər

Sentence: LLoyd may be retired but he is still very active. He is part of a group that power walks the local shopping mall each morning. He hates it when he gets stuck behind a doddler.

Etymology: dodder (tremble or totter, typically because of old age) + toddler (a young child who is just beginning to walk)

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Created by: mdmquincy

Pronunciation: day- drool

Sentence: The dapper gentleman daydrooled as he saw the hot young lass eye him disdainfully.

Etymology: Me

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in - FANT - uh - see

Sentence: Having already begun to enter the twighlight zone of his life, Harold didnt fully comprehend the full ramifications of what infantasy had to offer....fortunately.

Etymology: Blend of infant and fantasy.


shades of the movie 2001 - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-14: 12:23:00

Excellent word, Mustang...I guess that's why the mind goes first! - Nosila, 2008-08-14: 21:41:00


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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: third childhood

Sentence: The first childhood is wasted on the young, the second childhood is spoiled by the responsibilities of a mid-life crises, but the third childhood is something you can really sit down and enjoy.

Etymology: It comes after the second childhood.

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Created by: sineadf1




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Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: inn-fell-duh

Sentence: Becoming an infelder has stealthily snuck up on me while I wasn't looking. I can remember my childhood like it was yesterday. Actually, I could have swore that only yesterday they put a bib on me at lunch.

Etymology: Infant + Elder = Infelder

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Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: you/ under/yre/ning

Sentence: I had to explain to my 10 yar old that her grandmother was not living vicariously but younderyerning.

Etymology: younder/days gone by, yearning/to want badly = younderyearning

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/figure/ay/shun

Sentence: His friends were startled at the transfiguragetion Mark achieved by going on What Not To Wear. His layette set with matching bonnet and bootees was the perfect outfit to wear to his Born Again meetings at the local alzheimer clinic.

Etymology: transfiguration + age

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in-fant-AZE-ya

Sentence: The downside of Morton's having entered a state of infantasia was that he was unaware of the real parts of his life much of the time, and the upside was that during his lucid hours he was not really aware that he been to la-la land.

Etymology: Blend of 'Infant' (n. a child during the earliest period of its life, especially before he or she can walk; baby. ) and 'fantasia' (n. something considered to be unreal, weird, exotic, or grotesque)


hyperborean I like this word. - hyperborean, 2012-10-17: 23:42:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-21: 01:38:00
Today's definition was inspired by Robert J. Sawyer's Rollback, and the never-ending search for the magic pill that will make you young again. The funny thing is that when the rejuvenation does happen in the real world, it's usually a disaster -- and a source for inspiration. Thanks Rob! ~ James

ivonce - 2008-08-18: 09:40:00