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Pathopout

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My cat gave me a sullen pathopout when I walked in after the long weekend.

Etymology:

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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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Staretling

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: stay r tling

Sentence: The eye contact she found staretling

Etymology: startling, stare

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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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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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Guiltfelines

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gilt fee lins

Sentence: It always happens when I am packing for a trip, even a short one. My two cats seem to know I am forsaking them, so they circle my legs, sleep on my suitcase and worse, stare at me with those big eyes accusingly. Yes it's the old guiltfelines again. They refuse to eat while I am gone and ignore whoever is serving their physical needs. Then when I return their excitement and curiosity at my return is soon replaced with aloofness. I am being paid back for my abandonment of them for a while. Then, they are back to normal...asking what I brought them, what's for dinner and why haven't I bought any more catnip. Luckily cats have short memories.

Etymology: Guilt Feelings (remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence) & Felines (cats)

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Anthropetmotive

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: an-throw-pet-MO-tive

Sentence: Mark was studiously ignoring his dog Gracie's anthropetmotive stares all through his dinner until he could no longer avoid it. "Fine! I'll feed you now," he said resignedly.

Etymology: anthro- meaning human-like; pet - becasue pets do this; and -motive as in Emotive. It also sounds like anthropomorphic - to instill human-like qualities into non-human things.

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Guilteyzed

Created by: Chickp

Pronunciation: Guilt-eyezd

Sentence: My dog guiltized me through the front window as I walked away from the house

Etymology: guilt+eyed

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Critterseyes

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: critter/size

Sentence: Each day when she left for work her cat would critterseyes her from the tiny opening in the living room shutters.

Etymology: criticize + eyes + critter

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-18: 06:26:00

You have a crittercal eye! - Nosila, 2008-09-19: 01:47:00

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Puppydogguise

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: puhp-pee-dahg-GYZE

Sentence: Alex had yet to master the puppydogguise--his date was not about to forgive him for dumping eggplant parmigiana all over her new white dress.

Etymology: puppy-dog eyes (expression used to describe such a look) + guise (assumed appearance)

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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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