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Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: powt-TEND

Sentence: Although Alin did his best to poutend when he tried to get his way, he was far to old to have this ploy work in his favor and everyone wound up just being embarrassed for him... Kinda' like when a person does something so humiliating to himself that you almost wish you could erase it from your memory... Like Roseanne Barr singing the national anthem. Yeah, just like that.

Etymology: Pout + Pretend Can also be used in other forms such as "Poutential" - Having the ability to guilt trip; "Poutendency" - More likely to guilt trip than not; and "Poutentate" - One who has the ability to effectively inflict guilt.

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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)


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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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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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Gl-air-dee-cat

Sentence: When her owner Tom came home from work, Pusskins would often sit there putting on her best glaredycat expression waiting for him to feel so guilty that he would have to open a fresh tin of salmon for her tea, just to ease his conscience for having to leave her alone for so long.

Etymology: Glare(to stare intensively) + Cat(a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur) = Glaredycat


great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-18: 11:21:00

Me likey...and me votey. :) - lumina, 2008-09-19: 06:23:00


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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /meglænskəli/

Sentence: When I arrived home, my pet gave me one of those meglancholies, and I couldn't help to feel guilty about leaving it alone the whole afternoon...

Etymology: MEGLANCECHOLY. n. From Melancholy + Glance

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Created by: StrangerThenFiction

Pronunciation: guilt-er-ful



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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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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: m aye doe peeee ya

Sentence: her mydopia was her second worst look, the worst was reserved for when you bought her the wrong birthday present. He shuddered as he remembered her last bout of presbuydopia.

Etymology: myopia, my dope (denoting possesion of an idiot).


very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-18: 11:20:00


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Created by: lawlore

Pronunciation: gill-tie

Sentence: I couldn't believe the guilteye Bubbles gave me when I came home from work! From the moment I stepped through the door, there he was, guilteyeing me all the way!

Etymology: guilty + eye

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Created by: eileen22

Pronunciation: mow-pang

Sentence: The cat mopanged me on my way out the door this morning.

Etymology: mope (to sulk) pang (it pulled my heartstrings)

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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

'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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