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'I can't believe you left me here all day. Alone!'

DEFINITION: n., A sulky look characterized by prolonged eye contact, which pets give their owners and/or spouses when they feel neglected. v., To stare at someone with a sad-eyed look in an effort to make them feel guilty.

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Chimplore

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: chimp-lore

Sentence: I couldn't stand it when the dog would chimplore me to feed him, even though I knew he could barely drag his overweight body around the park as it was.

Etymology: Implore: call upon in supplication combined with chimp, as in the animal with expressive eyes.

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Petyouglance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pet u glans

Sentence: Petula could not help the fact that she had to go out to work every day. She just had to in order to pay for the upkeep of her many pets. That did not stop them from sending a petyouglance her way everytime she came home. Her school of fish focussed their pupils on her. Rabbit Redford gave her a petyouglance anytime she came near his Starsky InHutch. Her pooches, Bob Barker, Mutt Damon and Angela Bassett became her all-seeing-eye dogs. Her cats: Meow Tse Tung, Mick Jaguar, Cheetah Rivera and Leopardo Di Catprio could catapult her into a cataclysm with their accusacatory looks. Her reptiles: Myrtle Turtle, Jose Gecko, Sally Mander, Boa Dicea, Cybill Serpent and Slither N. Yawn, all looked at her cold-bloodedly. And of course, her pet birds, Peter Finch, Walter Pigeon, Perry Keet and Polly Wannacracker not only gave her those sidelong looks, they also squawked their disapproval. Poor Petula, those petyouglances petrified her!

Etymology: Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement;a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight) preferred above all others and treated with partiality) & You (yourself; 2nd person singular/plural) & Glance (look at) & rhymes with Petulance (easily irritated or annoyed state)

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COMMENTS:

Hey, you forgot her fave pooch Mary Louise Barker. Yeah, I used to live next door to Petula. Matter of fact I gave her Whoopie Goldfish for Christmas a few years ago...may she rest in peace... - lumina, 2008-09-19: 06:22:00

I also forgot her horse, Pony Soprano...boy if looks could kill... - Nosila, 2008-09-20: 19:02:00

I also forgot her horse, Pony Soprano...boy if looks could kill... - Nosila, 2008-09-20: 19:30:00

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Lowguiltify

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: lowguiltify is pnownced 'low' ad then the word 'guilt' and then 'fy'.

Sentence: My pet decided to lowguiltify he for making her feel neeglected .

Etymology:

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Peekablue

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: peek/a/blue

Sentence: Apache, Laura's dog, would whine and play peekablue with her because she didn't pay attention to him all day.

Etymology: peekaboo + blue (dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, down-hearted, downcast, glum, melancholy)

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Eyesbreaker

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: eyes/braker

Sentence: She could melt ice with her eyesbreaker stare

Etymology: ice breaker + eyes

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COMMENTS:

well done...my dog gives me that every day. - Chickp, 2007-10-22: 12:12:00

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Gilltrip

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gil trip

Sentence: When Daisy gets home from work each night, her goldfish, Smelt Gibson, always gives her the gilltrip look. You know, that pethetic longing to make her feel bad about him being alone so much. If he could, he'd show her that warning from the Sturgeon General that warns that neglected pet fish can become hard of herring...

Etymology: Gill (respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water) & Guilt Trip (remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence)

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COMMENTS:

DrWebsterIII on the nose!!! - DrWebsterIII, 2012-11-22: 01:54:00

DrWebsterIII and those fish-tales from the ocean !!:) - DrWebsterIII, 2012-11-22: 01:56:00

Dear DrWebsterIII: I do it just for the halibut...otherwise what's the porpoise? P.S. Love your comments to all...very supportive and if I may be koi, you are a kindly sole... - Nosila, 2012-11-22: 22:16:00

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Guilterful

Created by: StrangerThenFiction

Pronunciation: guilt-er-ful

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Anxeyeity

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: anxiety

Sentence: The spaniel had spent too long at the pound and was feeling very insecure. It was now practising anxeyeity on every visitor in the hope that someone who saw his big sad eyes would feel guilty enough to adopt him.

Etymology: anxiety + eye

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COMMENTS:

I won't go into a pet store for that very reason - it's too sad - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-22: 13:24:00

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Petseethe

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: pet seethe

Sentence: Craig's cat, Mouse, was very upset by his constant computer use. It could be seen in his petseething stare that he was in need of attention.

Etymology: pet and seething mad

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Pouttle

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈpaʊdḷ/

Sentence: The default expression of my dog is a pouttle, so I can forgive him, but humans who do it make me want to smack them.

Etymology: sounds like "pout" but more cutesy

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-22: 10:34:00
Came up with this one thanks to my sucky-baby cat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 11:32:00
Your pet inspiration! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-10-22: 19:09:00
Petspiration? Nah, sounds a little too much like dog sweat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-23: 03:03:00
Pet sweat? That smells like a good idea for a definition. I will put it on the list. Thanks ErWenn! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-17: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2011-07-06: 04:33:00
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