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

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Wrappeal

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: rə-pēl'

Sentence: Little Marty loved the fire engine Grandpa brought him, but the wrappeal of the box and excelsior was overwhelming.

Etymology: wrap appeal

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nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-21: 16:51:00

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-22: 07:22:00

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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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Gladwrap

Created by: anoesis23

Pronunciation: GLAD-rap

Sentence: He gave me a gladwrapped gift, fancy wrapping with hardly anything inside.

Etymology: "glad" + "wrap", also from cling film brand "Gladwrap"

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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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Boxjoy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bäksjoi

Sentence: Joan always encouraged her children to try new things. When she brought home Chinese carryout Jill, her youngest, discovered boxjoy. Her fascination with the little wire-handled boxes far exceeded her interest for the food inside.

Etymology: box (a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid) + joy (a feeling of great pleasure and happiness) a play on bok choy.

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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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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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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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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