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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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Containerambo

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con - tane - uhr - ram - bow

Sentence: After opening all the boxes that his new computer, various toys and other gifts came in, Gilbert busied himself in fanciful games with the containers, imagining them to be everything from fighter planes, to fortresses to James Bond type vehicles.

Etymology: Blend of container and Rambo.

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COMMENTS:

good word - Nosila, 2008-04-21: 20:26:00

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Cellofeign

Created by: verbherder

Pronunciation: sel-uh-feyn

Sentence: As I undid the fancy gold ribbon, and carefully removed the shiny, elegantly printed paper I was thinking, "Pedro just gave me the best birthday present ever!" Inside was a dark, velvety box with a metal hinge. I opened it slowly in an effort to savor the anticipation. My excitment was quickly replaced by disappointment that morphed into anger when it became clear Pedro had given me...a wad of fresh belly button lint in cellofeign. Pedro!!!!

Etymology: cellophane (type of packaging) + feign (to represent fictitiously)

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Inboxication

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inbäksikāshən

Sentence: Christmas morning is time of utter inboxication for Tom's cat, Mr. Fuzzy Pants. He loves nothing more than climbing in and out of the assortment of boxes and cartons while the silly humans oow and aah over the stupid stuff that they crammed into these little cubes of heaven. Then comes the unbelievable part, trash day, when that idiot Tom steals Fuzz's toys and sends them to who knows where. His only recourse is to mellow out with a major dose of catnip and try to forget.

Etymology: intoxication (to lose control of one's faculties or behavior from use of alcoholic drink or a drug) + box (a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid)

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Wrapsody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rap sode ee

Sentence: When Christmas morning came around, the little kids were more enamoured of the neat silver boxes that their rock computer games came in than the games themselves. It was like a Bohemium Wrapsody to see them unwrap their presents: A steel guitar, a DVD of "Wayne's World" and a CD of Queen's Greatest Hits! Instead of carols, all we heard were refrains like: "Nothing really matters, anyone can see, Nothing really matters to me"! And "Can anybody find me, someone to love..." Yes, it was a regal Christmas..."Under Pressure" and "We Are The Champions" "We Will, We Will Rock You!" "Wrapsody in Right Satin".

Etymology: rhapsody (an epic poem adapted for recitation) & wrap (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering)

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COMMENTS:

Rock on, Nosila! Nice word. - Tigger, 2008-04-21: 01:26:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2008-04-21: 21:15:00

Roll over Beethoven - I'm rapped; good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-22: 07:27:00

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Carboard

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärbôrd

Sentence: Joyce knew her son would not care much that she was buying a new refrigerator. What she didn't expect was that he would have a fit when she tried to dispose of the box it came in. Carboard! Carboard! he screamed. For the next couple of weeks, the carton was a race car, a taxi, a fire truck and a tank. Who knew?

Etymology: car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people) + cardboard (pasteboard or stiff paper)

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Misundergifthood

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: mis'un - der - gift - hood

Sentence: I always try to leave the recipient of my inexpensive present in a state of misundergifthood with deceptive elegant wrapping.

Etymology: misunderstood + gift

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Wraptscallion

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: rapt/scal/yun

Sentence: Chris was such a wraptscallion that his friends gave him gifts packed with paper, string and bubble wrap.

Etymology: wrap + rapt + rapscallion (rascal, scamp)

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Gifirapiwipionfaldikuistimulous

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: ji-fi-raw-pee-on-fal-dee-kooi-sti-moo-lus

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Etymology: started of as the beggining of word and added random sounds i have heard.

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Boxicologist

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bock-see-kol-ee-jist

Sentence: If only Abbie's parents had realised she was a budding boxicoligist, they would not have botherered with the present, The empty box would have been just the thing to give her for her 3rd birthday,and save them a lot of expense!!

Etymology: Boxicologist- someone who is very interested in boxes and/or specialises in packaging.

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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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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