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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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Goggeloomy

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Goggle-oomee

Sentence: The goggleoomy expression on her face and in her eyes told of the sadness in her heart

Etymology: Goggle + gloomy

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Pitipuss

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: piti-pʊs

Sentence: Mr. Floppypants met Roger at the door with such a pitipuss that you'd think he'd been gone nearly forever. The truth is that Roger had only gone to the mailbox and back but the guilt he felt was enough to make him break out a new box of Mr. Floppypants' favorite treats.

Etymology: pitiful (deserving or arousing pity) + puss (a person's face or mouth)

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Guilterful

Created by: StrangerThenFiction

Pronunciation: guilt-er-ful

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Petthetic

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: pet-the-tic

Sentence: Rover slowly wagged his tail and gazed petthetically, as his master left for the day.

Etymology:

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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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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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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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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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Stareliputation

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: stare + manipulation

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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
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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