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'When am I going to get a real holiday?'

DEFINITION: v., To run out of batteries during the holidays, especially on Christmas morning when all the kids and half the adults are screaming for their new toys. n., A battery or personal energy shortage created by over-consumption.

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Terminalack

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ter min al lak

Sentence: Anode to Christmas, brings a lump to one's throat, especially when you can raise nary a volt. With North Polarity, comes watt hilarity until there is a disparity of ampage for all. So buy lots of cells, be they double or triple A's, to avoid the hassle of this particular malaise. Erelong your terminalack will pile on assault to go with your battery! Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!

Etymology: Terminal (a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves;being or situated at an end) & Lack (the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable)

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Festigue

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/teeg

Sentence: Festigue usually sets in about noon on Christmas Eve because of all the shopping and partying the last two weeks. We are all just too tired to enjoy the holiday. We're totally festigued.

Etymology: FESTIGUE - noun - from FESTIVE (something joyous, or merry) + FATIGUE (physical, or mental weariness)

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Batolac

Slevara

Created by: Slevara

Pronunciation: bat-oh-lack

Sentence: Adj. Christmas was cancelled this year due to Santa's batolac attitude. N. Santa is such a batolac! I can't believe we had to cancel Christmas just because he fell asleep while basting the turkey. Adj. I think these batteries are batolac. We need to buy some more.

Etymology: "The batterers of lack" -Originally used to describe the men who carried battering rams when they ran out of energy before reaching their mark. Modern use has transferred use to mean batteries that have run out of energy or a person who has run out of energy before the event they were preparing for.

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Neverready

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nevəredē

Sentence: Christmas morning at Tim's parents house was always a struggle. Tim's dad was confounded by anything electronic. If a flashlight wouldn't work, he was never sure if it was one of the batteries or maybe the bulb, perhaps the switch. So, he kept them all. He had several drawers full of neverready batteries. This matched nicely with the closet full of defunct light bulbs. If you want something with batteries to work, you'd better bring some.

Etymology: never (at no time in the past or future) + Everready (brand of batteries)

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COMMENTS:

Merry Christmas Duracellebrations! - Nosila, 2008-12-24: 09:32:00

Clever! Meaning so apparent! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:09:00

very good! - galwaywegian, 2008-12-24: 15:57:00

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Ohmnavidud

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OM-navi-DUD

Sentence: Despite months of work decorating his house with lights and other yuletide paraphernailia, Bob's Christmas, quickly, upon the flick of a switch, turned into a personal and festive ohmnavidud. Merry Xmas to all.

Etymology: Georg OHM, in 1827, gave his complete theory of electricity. His work greatly influenced the theory and applications of current electricity. OM or AUM: In Hinduism (and some other religions) the source of manifest existence. OM pervades life and runs through our breath: it is our spiritual and emotional energy. NAVIDAD: "Christmas" in Spanish, as in "Feliz Navidad." DUD: an event or thing that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey - a christmas one, no doubt."

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metrohumanx EXCELLENT techno-blend! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 04:02:00

Excellent originality and etymology, too. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:10:00

terrific - Merry Christmas - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-24: 15:13:00

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Electonicrisis

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ee-lek-tron'-i-kry-sis/

Sentence: With all of the battery-operated toys, gadgets and gizmos Adam had bought for the family this holiday, he had somehow forgotten to purchase batteries, and the ensuing electronicrisis forced him to go out looking for batteries in bulk, despite his hollythargic state.

Etymology: electronic (from Greek ēlektron "amber" & -ic "-like") + crisis (Greek, krísis "decision")

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*Science Content Warning* Apparently rubbing amber creates static electrical potential, which is perhaps why the Greeks associated amber with electricity, or at least the unexplained force that attracted feathers, hair and other small objects to the piece of amber. Hmm, I wonder what would happen if you rub amber on a cat... - Tigger, 2007-12-21: 02:46:00

Great week of wordmaking! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-21: 14:54:00

This is a great word, but its a noun. Make it a transitive verb and I'll vote for it. - KelleyToohey, 2007-12-23: 19:48:00

Check the 2nd part of the definition — it asks for a transitive verb -or- a noun. - Tigger, 2007-12-30: 23:33:00

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Holidrought

Created by: gilscarbo

Pronunciation:

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Demerritized

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: dee-mare-ih-tized

Sentence: When dad threw the tree out on the lawn, we knew he was clearly demerritized.

Etymology: demerrit+merry+desensitized

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Dischristmaspirited

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dis/kris/mas/spiri/ted

Sentence: Ho Ho Hold on - I'm so exhausted I'm getting dischristmaspirited!

Etymology: dispirited + Christmas spirit

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Alkalack

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: al ka lack

Sentence: The children screamesd around the house like banshees on crack, beating each other about the head and face with wii remotes, personal dvd players,all suffering from acute alkalack. Meanwhile Papa Gang huddled in the corner thinking, philosophically that at least he had had the foresight to ensure they wouldn't be suffering from alcolack which, in his opinion, would have been serious.

Etymology: alkaline lack.

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Experiencing alkalack, I tuned to alcohol, which left me needing alka seltzer! Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-01: 23:44:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Speaking of holidays -- I am taking some. So for the next two weeks, we will be showcasing our Verbotomy favorites from the past year. We will kick off 2008 with a new season starting on January 7th. Best wishes to everyone. And I hope you all get pleasantly Merrynaded! ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2007-12-21: 04:19:00
Thanks for Verbotomy, James. Seasonal Greetings to all.

Jabberwocky - 2007-12-21: 06:01:00
I'll add my best wishes as well to a crazy creative bunch who help jump start my brain cells every morning - Happy holidays

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 09:54:00
Oh no! Only three days to Christmas and I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet. I have a feeling I am going to be overcome by spendementia. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-12-21: 13:54:00
Hope everyone has a cool yule and gets lots of figgies in their pudding!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-25: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

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