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Afronalysis

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: afrōnaləsis

Sentence: People could tell Latonya\'s mood by a simple process of afronalysis. If her afro is brushed and picked out she was feeling fine. If it is flat, things were not so good. If she is wearing a baseball cap everybody better stay clear. The technique fell completely apart the day she showed up with a buzz cut.

Etymology: Afro (a thick hairstyle with very tight curls that sticks out all around the head, like the natural hair of some black people) + analysis (a system of psychological theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders)

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yes the definition leaves out the bald! Good word! - splendiction, 2009-07-30: 23:20:00

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Hairathought

Created by: exmugger

Pronunciation: hair-ra-thought

Sentence: Can you guys please hairathought for her? she isnt feeling too well today! cant you see?

Etymology: Spare a thought. now, Hairathought!

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Hairtmology

Created by: GreatRandew

Pronunciation: Hair-T-Molo-gy

Sentence: A recent professer of Hairtomolgy as discovered that people with Bed-Head have a greater chance of being grouchy due to poor Sleep

Etymology: Hair - Etmology

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Hairpinion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: hair-pin-yun

Sentence: It was everyone's hairpinion that Martha's constant hairstyle changes reflected her moods. If she was having a good day her hair looked well groomed, but if she had a fight with her boyfriend she looked pretty ratty.

Etymology: hair + hairpin: a little metal thing which is used to keep hair out of one's face + opinion: a conclusion that was based on belief instead of concrete facts.

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A neat and stylish word. I bet your hair looks good today! - jrogan, 2009-07-30: 09:06:00

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Strandreader

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: str - and - re - d - ur

Sentence: Val considered herself a perfect strandreader.

Etymology: strand - hairstrand reader - well ... you know sortof like a hand reader but one for hearstrands

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Reconnoithair

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reck/con/noyt/air

Sentence: His job was to reconnoithair the party and alert all incoming males of any signs of PMS.

Etymology: reconnoiter + hair

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Salonalysis

bjorn

Created by: bjorn

Pronunciation: salon-alysis

Sentence: By a cursory salonalysis of his hairstyle, it was readily apparent he was from an outer borough.

Etymology: salon + analysis

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Pilidivinate

Created by: torgo

Pronunciation: pilly-div-in-ate.

Sentence: I have mastered the art of pilidivination. see that girl over there? Total nutter.

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Coifalyze

Created by: Ahoytheship

Pronunciation: cwough-a-lize

Sentence: They were able coifalyze the afro-headed chick from across the room.

Etymology: Coif+Analyze

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Thairapy

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: thair a pea

Sentence: They should have realized all she needed was the correct thairapy.

Etymology: From: therapy and hair.

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Coiffid

ubgrud

Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: cwaff-id

Sentence: My gosh! James must be going through a hard time if his coiffid is any indication. I've never seen a cowlick quite like that one.

Etymology: coiffe - hairdo id - freud re. basic needs

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Folliculology

anemone

Created by: anemone

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Foliclues

Created by: cannibalgymnastics

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Hairballology

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: hair-bal-ol-a-gee

Sentence: Even though she was highly paid, professional hairballologist, Cynthia often doubted her expertise -- especially in the morning, when she looked in the mirror and saw an airhead.

Etymology: hairball + ology

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Trichologize

Created by: jannn

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Toupeestimation

Created by: jboehnker

Pronunciation: too pay' stim ay' shun

Sentence: In my professional toupeestimation, one should be wary of hairstylists with shaved heads.

Etymology: toupee + estimation

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Analyfrizz

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ənaləfriz

Sentence: Harry’s girlfriend can be moody at times. He can easily judge her by the state of her hair. A quick analyfrizz of the time spent managing the locks could tell him how to deal with her. Last Thursday he spotted her stomping down the street with a stocking cap pulled down to her eyebrows. She hadn’t seen him yet so he turned on his heel, ran to his apartment, texted her that he wasn’t feeling well and hid out for the evening.

Etymology: Analysis (short for psychoanalysis - a system of psychological theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders) + frizz (hair in a mass of small, tight curls or tufts)

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Coiffolgy

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kwah/off/ol/uh/gy

Sentence: Fortunately, he was a recent graduate of coiffolgy 101 and kept a low profile when she entered the room.

Etymology: coiffure + ology

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Ponytelltale

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: poh-nee-el-teyl

Sentence: Anne is usually quite meticulous with her appearance. She spends a fair amount of time in the morning getting her hair just right. It doesn't require tips from Sigmund Freud to pick out her bad-mood days. The ponytelltale sends co-workers scurrying in every direction but in her path. If all she has done is cram her locks into a scrunchie the world better look out.

Etymology: ponytail (an arrangement of the hair in a long lock drawn tightly against the back of the head and cinched so as to hang loosely) + telltale (a thing serving to reveal or disclose something)

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Dreadbotic

Created by: Madamemojo

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Etymology: dread+robot+ic

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Knottipathetic

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: not-tee-pah-theh-tik

Sentence: Roger figured he'd use his knottipathetic skills to get ahead at work. (He learned all about it on the internet during knotworking breaks.) But when he misdiagnosed his boss's bed-head as a subliminal invitation to get kinky, he ended up losing more than his hair.

Etymology: knot + pathy

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Doodiligents

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: doo dili gents

Sentence: When Tress was having a bad hair day, everyone knew it. The men in her life learned to stay clear if her ends were split or if her mane problem was her coiffure. They were examples of doodiligents and they knew Tress would cut, tease and brush them off if they cropped her style. They knew the fall out would be permanent and the best treatment was to streak out of her way and not frost her off worse. By extension, the mane reason they liked her was that her locks were to dye for, shorn nuff. Just don't get her dander up...

Etymology: Due Diligence (Investigation and analysis a prudent entrepreneur, owner, executive, or lender does in making business decisions.) & Doo (hair-do)

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Coiffuread

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: kwah-fyoor-reed

Sentence: Judging by his greasy comb-over they coiffuread that he was fighting the aging process and his mirrors at home were filthy.

Etymology: coiffure (a style of arranging or combing the hair) + read (to interpret the meaning of by scrutiny or observation)

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Groomreading

Created by: mdschermer

Pronunciation: GROOM-rea-ding

Sentence: After some careful groomreading, I have decided that you must be one confused individual and are not just having a bad hair day.

Etymology: to groom + to read

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Prostyling

Created by: kdhills

Pronunciation: Pro-Stie-ling

Sentence: The TSA has come under fire in recent weeks for the supposedly prostyling travelers and administering unnecessary secondary screenings.

Etymology: Profiling + Styling

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Folifrazycology

Created by: Hjason

Pronunciation: folly-fraz-e-cology

Sentence: Using folifrazycolgy, we were able to determine that Ken was a lazy individual.

Etymology: folicle-frazzle-psycology

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Harisist

Created by: dragonprincess

Pronunciation: hair-i-sist

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Hairoscopy

Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: Hair-os-copy

Sentence: I used my super cool hairoscopy skills to determine what type of person you are.

Etymology: Hair + scope

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Characthairize

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: kair - ak - tare - ize

Sentence: Lisette had beautiful hair so Phil tended to characthairize her as pleasant, organized and ethical. He believed that Mona was unintelligent and lacking in manners because of her wild and unkept hair. In fact, his hairsessments were erroneous because; of the two women, Mona was the one with integrity, intelligence and loyalty.

Etymology: characterize (describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of), hair

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Capiloscan

Created by: Adamson

Pronunciation: ca-pi-lo-scan

Sentence: He seemed great, but after a quick capiloscan, I discovered he was a potential serial killer.

Etymology: Capilary+scanning

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Tresstology

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: tress/tol/ogy

Sentence: Having completed his course in tresstology, Bertie Ditherinton knew a bad hair day when he saw one!

Etymology: tress: a lock of hair + ology: the study of

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Hairanalysis

Created by: mike6426

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Infurpretate

Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: in-fir-pre-tate

Sentence: When interviewing folks for new postitions the recruiter typically delved kno further than his infurpretation

Etymology: Fur + interpretation

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Tressstressomerty

Created by: galwaywegian

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Coifistry

Created by: isopraxis

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Hairfreak

Created by: kevinrio

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Sentence: She's hairfreaking me out!

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Menthairity

Created by: ChrisCarrk

Pronunciation: Ment-hair-it-ee

Sentence: Her menthairity was all wrong today.

Etymology: Mentality+hair

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Rapuzzle

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: rah-puzzle

Sentence: She presented a new attitude every, with the same golden smile, but a very different rapuzzle. They would watch her from the office window, changing the the tone of their greetings and timbre of their voices based on the level of frizzy topography her locks presented.

Etymology: Rapunzel(Classic fairy tale character with long golden hair) + Puzzle

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Tressicate

Created by: mickey666

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Sentence: Was she happy? He studied her head and undertook the tressicate test.

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Cheveaxappeal

Created by: paperpieces

Pronunciation: Sheh-voah-AH-peal

Sentence: "Hey man, look at her! Her body is bumpin'" "Yeah dude...uhhh, but her cheveauxappeal ain't workin' for me..."

Etymology: Cheveaux- French for hair, -appeal meaning attraction

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Hairedity

Created by: Kevcom2007

Pronunciation: hair/ed/it/ee

Sentence: Her hairedity is terrible today!

Etymology: Hair + (Her)edity

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Frizzometer

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: frizz-oh-meet-er

Sentence: Jack looked at Alice and his frizzometer told him that based upon her wildly mused hair she was having a very bad day.

Etymology: frizz (frizzy hair) + o (all inventions from the 50's had o in their title) + meter (to gauge)

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Follicopathy

elstiko

Created by: elstiko

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Tresstimate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: tress-te-mayt

Sentence: as she walked in the room it was clear that 90% of the people there had already started tresstimating her abilities

Etymology: tress, estimate

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Psychiatress

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sigh kai ah tress

Sentence: definately a bad hair day, on so many levels, her psychiatress said in clipped tones

Etymology: psychiatrist tress

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Hairapy

Created by: dkrider

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Strandalyze

Created by: riflesandkids74

Pronunciation: strand-uh-lyz

Sentence: When riding the subway each morning, I sometimes strandalyze some of the passengers (Even those wearing hats).

Etymology: strand + analyze

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Tressomancy

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: tre-suh-man-see

Sentence: I tried to look aloof but she was using the dark powers of tressomancy to divine my true feelings.

Etymology: From MANCY which means "divination by means of" and TRESS which means "hair".

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Frizzalysis

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Friz-al-ie-sis

Sentence: Rigourous Frizzalysis indicates that 'a bad hair day is worth two in the bush', so to speak, ahem.

Etymology: Entangling of 1)Frizz - wild or uncontrolable hair (informal) and 2) Analysis - nothing whatever to do with the rectum, usually.

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frizztastic! - jrogan, 2009-07-30: 09:00:00

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Hairot

Created by: Fleury

Pronunciation: HAIR-oh

Sentence: Your Hairot Card reading says "something wicked this way comes"

Etymology: hair + tarot

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Categhairise

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: cat-egg-hayr-ize

Sentence: Sebastian's ability to categhairise people accurately (even if bald) had usually kept him out of ha(i)rm's way.

Etymology: categorise + hair

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Headcheck

Created by: gregbatch

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Trichoanalysis

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: try-co-a-nal-a-sis

Sentence: Sven gave up his psychology course for hairdressing, but still liked to analyse his customers. He called it trichoanalysis

Etymology: trich (prefix meaning hair or thread) + psychoanalysis (you know what that is)

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petaj Somehow I stumbled over this old one and had to have a go. - petaj, 2007-03-07: 03:28:00

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Frizzitology

Created by: skelk

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Barnetologist

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: bar net olo gist

Sentence: he was a true barnetologist, able to read right through the hair line.

Etymology: barnet, an English colloquialism of a hair do.

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Coiffenalysis

Created by: andystephenson

Pronunciation: kwaf-nalli-sis

Sentence: I performed a quick coiffenalysis and realised that she was in a very bad mood.

Etymology: Coiffure + analysis

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Tresstest

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tress test

Sentence: Monty had figured out that when people had bad hair days, they usually had bad mood days. He called it his tresstest and if you looked like Rapunzel, you would likely be in a good mood, but if you looked like Medusa, you were to be avoided at all costs. The words hair trigger were coined for a reason...

Etymology: Tress (lock of hair) & Test (any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc); WordPlay on StressTest (a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress)

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Focularnalisis

Deadpanlives

Created by: Deadpanlives

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Failohan

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Fail-O-han

Sentence: Starting off in a parent trap. Later becoming a mean girl on a freaky Friday. Then driving a Volkswagen bug "fully loaded", spells disaster. That’s not a bad hair day! That’s a failohan.

Etymology: Failing and Lohan

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Fricktrizzle

Created by: msokoloffster

Pronunciation: Frik - Triz - uhl

Sentence: Sarah slapped anyone who fricktrizzled her; she thought it was bogus.

Etymology: Unknown...

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Hairspector

Created by: naptunder

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Hairalyze

Created by: remkoduursma

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... - remkoduursma, 2006-12-13: 04:48:00

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Hairnalysis

Created by: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: Hair-nal-i-sys

Sentence: I recognized her depression immediatly through hairnalysis.

Etymology: Hair + analysis

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Toplockraphy

Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: top-lock-ruh-fee

Sentence: Jane's toplockraphical signs indicated that she prefers her wild nights on the carpet as opposed to more conventional furniture, based on the residual static electricity swirling about her like a psychotic halo.

Etymology: topographical....assessing geography based on the upper appearance of the earth. locks.......hair

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Tresstify

Created by: wysware

Pronunciation: tress-ti-fy

Sentence: By the look of her hair, I'd tresstify that she's insane

Etymology: tress (braid of hair) testify (witness)

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Doodify

Created by: Coolfool

Pronunciation: Doo + defy

Sentence: After one look at Janey this morning, I doodified that she probably didn't even make it home last night, and she wasn't the one to ask favors from today.

Etymology: Doo, from her (hair)do, dify from identify.

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chris - 2006-12-01: 11:32:00
I like 'coiffology'.....

wordmeister - 2006-12-01: 11:49:00
I like hairballogy, but then again I created it. I guess it's lucky we can't vote for our own words...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-01: 12:40:00
CHANGES TO VOTING AND SCORING
Due to popular demand we are changing the voting and scoring rules. Here is how the new setup works:
1. Voting: Each player gets two "plus" Votes (Against votes have been eliminated.)
2. Creativity Points: You get 4 points for creating a word, 4 points for creating a sentence, plus 1 point each for the pronunciation and etymology.
3. Voting Points: Each vote counts for 3 points
NOTE 1: Let us know what you think about this...
NOTE 2: We have made the changes but it may have unintended consequences. Let us know if anything screws up...

chris - 2006-12-01: 13:01:00
...good of you to be so objective about things, wordmeister :)

Jabberwocky - 2006-12-01: 13:42:00
I like it alot - sometimes the sentences are better than the words. This will encourage all of us with fragile egos

wordmeister - 2006-12-01: 13:54:00
Check out the revised player standing -- chris and Jabberwocky are neck and neck. This could get vicious! Oh wait... They removed the negative voting. Dang!

ChrisCarrk - 2006-12-01: 15:57:00
it seems menthairity is a really funny word, rock on!

wordmeister - 2006-12-01: 23:39:00
Hey Bjorn, Nice one with 'Salonalysis'. It's from different angle...

splendiction - 2009-07-30: 23:21:00
yes, and Mona (Lisa) has that mysterious smile, too! Excellent word

'Her hair is not!'

DEFINITION: v. To assess an individual's current mental state, or identify hidden personality traits, through careful analysis of their hairstyle. n. A method of psychoanalysis based hairdos and don'ts.

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