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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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Errlepathy

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'er-'le-puh-the

Sentence: Kimberly was a critic of the idea of errlepathy until she saw a commercial about animal abuse. As if the Sarah McLachlan music wasn't enough, the eyes of the mistreated animals made her own eyes flow with tears as she reached for her phone and credit card.

Etymology: Blended: (1) err: mistake or wrongdoing + (2) telepathy: extrasensory transmission of messages

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Incrimiscowl

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: in-krim-uh-skoul

Sentence: Even after giving Boots the entire bag of catnip her incrimiscowl still remained but soon became distracted by her tail and happily chased it for hours afterwards.

Etymology: incriminate + scowl

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Anxeyeity

petaj

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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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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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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Staretling

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: stay r tling

Sentence: The eye contact she found staretling

Etymology: startling, stare

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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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Loneleer

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: lone-leer

Sentence: It was the second time this month that Sue called in sick to work because her goldfish, Fluffy, gave her that loneleer when she was headed out the door.

Etymology: lone, leer

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Eyecusation

Created by: tdhall56

Pronunciation: I kews a shun

Sentence: When I picked up my dog, Buddy, at the vets, he looked at me with eyecusation

Etymology: eye - eye/sight accuse/accusation

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Peekablue

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: peek/a/blue

Sentence: Apache, Laura's dog, after being sad and lonely all day would whine and play peekablue with her when she got home from work.

Etymology: PEEKABLUE - noun - from PEEK (a quick, or furtive look, or glance; peep) + BLUE (dejected, depressed, despondent, down-hearted, downcast, glum, melancholy)

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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