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DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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Wraptattention

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: rapt-uh-ten-shun

Sentence: Sven wasn't sure if he was standing there in quiet amazement, frustration, or amusement, looking at his nephew shaking the wrapping paper in the air. "It's so cool, Uncle Sven, the way it reflects the light!" The box containing the remote controlled car that he bought after careful planning and consideration sat there on the floor, almost an unnoticed afterthought. His nephew's wraptattention to the mylar wrapping paper seemed much more interesting.

Etymology: wrapped + attention

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Bubblewrapsody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bub bel rap so dee

Sentence: Georgia could not wait until Tuesdays each week. That's when the UPS guy, Jeff, brought their regular shipment of office supplies. Sure, he was tall,single and handsome in his brown uniform and he looked forward to seeing her delight when he entered the building. After many weeks of this mutual admiration society, Jeff was on the verge of asking for her phone number when she spilled the beans. She was in bubblewrapsody everytime she unpacked the boxes and popped all those little bubbles. She was addicted and awaited her fix every Tuesday. Oh well, he thought to himself...it wasn't the first time a cute girl liked him just for his package!

Etymology: Bubblewrap (a sheet of plastic material covered with air-filled bubbles, used for wrapping fragile objects in order to protect them in transit) & Rhapsody (A state of elated bliss; ecstasy)

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COMMENTS:

very popopular choice - galwaywegian, 2010-06-24: 03:37:00

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Exteriogratituated

Created by: jetpro14

Pronunciation: Ex-teer-eo-gratit-oo-ated

Sentence: Ms. Rolly Mingwald was exteriogratituated, once again, by her nutty professor.

Etymology: Exterio = outer; Gratituated = thanked for (gratis)

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Presentusinteruptis

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: pree-zent-us-int-er-up-tis

Sentence: The anticipation was killing Betty as with each present, her best friend kept reaching near hers from the pile. She had selected the best gift she could think of and carefully wrapped it in beautiful paper. "Look at this one!" Janice shouted as she lifted the gift. "It is wrapped so wonderfully and the paper is so beautiful!" She spent extra care to unwrap the gift so that the paper was not spoiled. She put the gift down on the floor and held up the paper for all to see and passed it around meanwhile forgetting the gift beside her. This was a clear example of presentusinteruptis killing her joy.

Etymology: Presentus, from present or gift + interuptis, to interrupt

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Boxelation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boks-ih-ley-shuhn

Sentence: Mom's regrigelation was caused by her new ice box. The kid's boxelation,on the other hand, was caused by the carton it came in.

Etymology: box (a container, case, or receptacle, usually rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard) + elation (a feeling or state of great joy or pride)

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Receptackle

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ree/sep/tak/ul

Sentence: There's nothing like a good receptackle to boost a boring gift.

Etymology: receptacle + tackle

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good take on the definition - Nosila, 2008-04-21: 20:28:00

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Wrapathetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rap-eh-THET-ik

Sentence: When it came to gift giving, Melody was wrapathetic, putting far more interest and enthusiasm in picking the wrapping than in picking the actual gift itself.

Etymology: Blend of 'wrap' and 'apathetic' ( having little or no interest or concern : indifferent)

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Boxerrebellion

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: bock-sir-re-bell-yun

Sentence: Marina's third birthday brought expensive battery powered gifts as far as the eye could see -all from her "wish list". She played with them for a cumulative total of 10 minutes then grew tired of the noise and staged her own boxer rebellion by building a princess castle out of the packaging.

Etymology: box + boxer rebellion: uprising in China at the turn of last century against foreign trade and technology

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petaj Got my vote for originality - too many wrap words - of which i was guilty too - petaj, 2008-04-22: 04:13:00

metrohumanx I LOVE historical references. Good work! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:41:00

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Giftrapt

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gift rapt

Sentence: Jason was in a state of giftrapt because he was so seduced by the boxing, bubble wrap and tape, that he forgot about the contents.

Etymology: giftwrap (wrapping for a gift) & rapt (wholly absorbed)

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Playgus

Created by: RLMzies

Pronunciation: Play-Gus

Sentence: I gave My 31 year old son a gift in a large box just to see what he would do and when he opened it, he threw the gift onto the ground and popped all of the bubble wrap that was inside of the package. My son is the living deffination of Playgus.

Etymology: I walked down the street and saw a kid get a gift and do this so i made up this word. HAHAHA!!! You stink like moldy socks!!!

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-04: 00:31:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James