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DEFINITION: n., An animal, usually a much loved pet, whose dead and departed owner has bequeathed a huge sum of money solely for its comfort and care. v. To leave part or all of an estate to a pet animal.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet/thet/ic

Sentence: When Charles Ronson Daily the III wrote his will, he had written into it, what is known among normal people as the pethetic clause, which stated that his beloved animal, in this case his dog Alphonse, would inherit his entire billion dollar corporation.

Etymology: pet + pathetic


You hit the right sentiment with that one. - Scrumpy, 2007-09-21: 08:03:00

good one! - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-21: 09:48:00

It's one of my pethates, too. After all, eventually, everything goes to the dogs. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-22: 07:04:00


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Created by: tizher

Pronunciation: Trussedbunnee

Sentence: Horace knew that now he was a trustbunny he would no longer be forced to wait at the back of the line.

Etymology: Trustfund+luckyBunny


Despite a lack of pronunciation, sentence, or etymology, this might be my favorite word today. You'd get a lot more votes if you put in a little more info. - ErWenn, 2007-09-22: 16:45:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pett-herr-it

Sentence: Bartholomew, the pot-bellied pig who was the sole petherit of her grandfather's fortune sure tasted great after he roasted for 3 hours on the rotisserie.

Etymology: pet + inherit


I suppose first came the pig and toast, then the pig out! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-22: 07:01:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dis-pet-say-shun

Sentence: All the years of enduring his master's baby-talk and bad breath paid off when Fluffy found out he was left a generous dispetsation.

Etymology: dispensation, pet


funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-21: 12:23:00

love it! - Syzygy, 2007-09-21: 23:10:00


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Created by: yifan

Pronunciation: pe-th-ea

Sentence: the petheir was taken good care of after his master passed away

Etymology: pet+heir


my very first word here. - yifan, 2008-08-23: 17:41:00

welcome! - galwaywegian, 2008-08-24: 15:15:00

Aye! Aye! Veryclear and effective - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-24: 23:48:00


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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: pet-ri-mun-eed

Sentence: The Last Will and Testament of I.M. Overdatop clearly stated that Little Chipper would be taken care of for the rest of his life. The fact that the rest of his natural life would only be about two years was not going to stop Addie Fence, the estranged daughter of the recently departed billionaire, from contesting. Addie was determined Little Chipper would not take his place among the petrimonied.

Etymology: A play on patrimony, from the Latin patri, for father, meaning the inheritance or property one receives from a father + money.


great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-22: 14:08:00

Sure is. Addie decided that it was "Last Kill and Pestament" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-24: 23:51:00

metrohumanx How would one dispose of "little Chipper"? no-don't say it! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-26: 06:51:00


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Created by: noztril

Pronunciation: fil-lee-o-na-thra-pist

Sentence: Princess Dearest rolled around in her abode generously provided for by her dogmatic Phileonathropist.

Etymology: philanthropist + Leona (Helmsley)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: beest - kweeth

Sentence: Over her family's protestations Lucinda chose to beastqueath all of her worldly goods to her dog, Barrymore.

Etymology: Blend of 'beast' (animal) and 'bequeath' (will, impart, leave, bestow, grant, consign)


metrohumanx Did he Barrymore Bones? - metrohumanx, 2008-08-22: 04:49:00

ruff break - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-22: 14:02:00

Barrymore, a hard act to follow... - Nosila, 2008-08-22: 21:08:00

Looks like it drew quite a furore. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-24: 23:37:00


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Created by: MissHyde

Pronunciation: Hair-i-tage

Sentence: He leafts his hamster a huge hairitage. I wonder what it'll do with it !

Etymology: hair heritage

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fīdō

Sentence: Once the old lady kicked the bucket her beloved pooch was rolling in fidough.

Etymology: fido (a generic name for a pet dog)+ dough (money)


Doh! - Nosila, 2010-01-19: 17:42:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB. Thank you OZZIEBOB! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-09-22: 16:44:00
Lots of obvious ways to go today...I think today's winner will likely be the one who got here first.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-19: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB . Thank you OZZIEBOB . ~ James

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-24: 01:31:00
GENIUS!!! (how'd I miss it)

hyperborean hyperborean - 2012-10-24: 14:26:00
Yesterday and today's definitions are giving me deja vu. Haven't we done these once before?

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-25: 00:34:00
maybe we have to branch out and come up with definitions

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-25: 15:57:00
EVERYONE HAD A GREAT WORD!!! but i'm giving Sethyll the crown today