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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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Packa-ching!

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: pak-ka-ching!

Sentence: the new bike went unnoticed as Toby was too enamored with the packa-ching.

Etymology: packaging, ka-ching!

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COMMENTS:

Cute word! - Nosila, 2009-06-04: 17:18:00

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Packidding

Created by: iscars

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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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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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Containeranger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con-TAYN-ehr-anjr

Sentence: After opening all the boxes that his toys and other gifts came in, little Jimmy ignored the toys and gifts and busied himself in flights of fancy with the containers, imagining them to be fighter planes, race cars, spy vehicles and fortified castles.

Etymology: blend of container and ranger

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like Christmas at our house every year...when will I learn just to give them boxes... - Nosila, 2009-06-04: 17:16:00

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Bowkeep

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: bo-keep

Sentence: Little Bowkeep saved every scrap of ribbon and wrapping from each gift she received to decorate her Barbie dreamhouse. She even took the bow off the new puppy her grandmother gave her and ran off to Barbieland.

Etymology: Wordplay on Little Bo Peep.

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Transmogiftfy

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: trans/mow'/gift/fie

Sentence: Calvin's ability to transmogiftfy any box or wrapping into a rocket ship dazzled his parents. It frustrated his lazy pet tiger Hobbes to no end, however.

Etymology: transmogrify - To change into a different shape or form, especially one that is fantastic or bizarre + 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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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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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

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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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