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Stareliputation

Created by: svnfsvn

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Sentence: I used my power of stipulation to shut my wifes mouth about the party.

Etymology: stare + manipulation

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Gloomeyed

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Gloo-mide

Sentence: Sarah's cat, Mr. Huxley, glanced up at her all gloomeyed, walked casually over to the litter box, and began to fling the contents aimlessly about the room in an attempt to convey his displeasure with being left in the apartment for a week with nothing but a catnip ball and NPR radio programming.

Etymology: Gloomy: when the sun never shines, eyed: possessing two organic visual sensors located about the face.

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Hangdoggoneit

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Hang-dog-gon-it

Sentence: Amber always had that remorseful sense of hangdoggoneit when she'd see the baleful look in the eyes of her pets when she'd return home from various outings.

Etymology: Blend of 'hangdog' (shamefaced; guilty), 'doggone' (damned; confounded), and it

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Petpeep

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pet peep

Sentence: When Jenny returned from holdays every year, she got the same treatment from her menagerie...the petpeep. Even though she had ensured someone would come by daily to feed, water, talk to them and change their litter areas, it took a week for them to forgive her. The guinea pig glared, the beta was baleful, the cat was contemptuous, the sheepdog looked sheepish and the Siamese cat was sulky.

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)& Peep (a secret look; to look furtively)also Wordplay on Pet Peeve (an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed)

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Gulk

vixphilia

Created by: vixphilia

Pronunciation: Gulk.

Sentence: v.: Fido couldn't stop gulking at me when I arrived from my vacation. n.: My mom gives me her full-on gulk whenever I forget calling.

Etymology: Gulk: Guilt + Sulk

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Petantic

Created by: gobidesert

Pronunciation: pet-an-tic

Sentence: The cat has been petantic all morning -- perhaps we should take it for a walk?

Etymology: Variation on pedantic.

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Melancollie

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) měl'ən-kŏl'ē

Sentence: When I refuse to give in to Tilda's look of melancollie and give her a treat, she sulks in her doghouse all day.

Etymology: Melan- ("black", as in melancholy) + -collie ("One of a breed of dogs having a usually long, black, tan, and white or sable and white coat, raised originally in Scotland for herding sheep"; probably derived from "coaly" = "coal-black").

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Glowergard

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: gla-wer-garghd

Sentence: Old Jessie gave me a glowergard late last night after I forgot to change his water. Poor Jessie, he can't even try to be independent...

Etymology: glower + regard

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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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Poondoggle

Created by: Domhain

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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
staretling

'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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