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'Wow! It's just what I wanted!'

DEFINITION: v., To show appreciation for a gift, even if it is something that you do not really need or want, by feigning joy. n., A faked display of gratitude.

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: de-lye-er

Sentence: Mabel was an excellent deliar. She clapped enthusiastically at the salad shooter, and smiled appreciatively at the hand-made sweaters. She managed to delie her way through the gift exchange without once saying how much she thought she'd get for them at a yard sale.

Etymology: de(light) mashed to liar

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: joy - foe

Sentence: Lucy put on her best joyfaux when Carl proudly presented her with his great grandmother's broach for Christmas. Even though it was a family heirloom, Lucy dreaded the idea of wearing a glittery map of Hungary on her chest.

Etymology: Joy (rejoice: feel happiness, the emotion of great happiness) + Faux (not genuine or real,fake or artificial) Also a play on the word joyful.


Good would be a joyfauxpas not to vote for it...P.S. my brooch is a map of Ireland! - Nosila, 2008-12-23: 22:43:00


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Created by: SKK717

Pronunciation: FALL JOY MENT

Sentence: After watching her face after she opened my gift I could the reaction was one of faljoyment.

Etymology: A combination of the words False and enjoyment

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: MURR-satz-UBERance

Sentence: "Now, pretend that you like Grandma's gift- even if it's socks." I said to Laura as we drove over the valley and through the woods. I didn't know that Grandma has purchased an assortment of small gifts and RE-packed them in a conveniently-sized cardboard box. With the camcorder rolling and her best look of surprise, Laura tore the wrappings off and exclaimed: "ALRIGHT! Just what I always wanted!....SECURITY ENVELOPES!" Her MYRRHSATZUBERANCE that day will provide years of holiday hilarity.

Etymology: MYRRH+erSATZ+exUBERANCE= MYRRHSATZUBERANCE.....MYRRH:A traditional Christmas gift consisting of a yellowish-brown aromatic gum resin obtained from a tree (especially Commiphora abyssinica of the family Burseraceae) of eastern Africa and Arabia;Middle English myrre, from Old English, from Latin myrrha, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Arabic murr myrrh.....ERSATZ: a usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitation, fake;German ersatz-, from Ersatz, noun, substitute.....EXUBERANCE:extreme or excessive in degree size or extent,joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic;Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin exuberant-, exuberans, present participle of exuberare to be abundant, from ex- + uber fruitful, from uber udder.


metrohumanx Is it Christmas yet? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-23: 10:04:00

metrohumanx I don't know why my words are getting longer....mabye it's the winter solstice or something? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-23: 10:25:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: foh hoh hoh

Sentence: She gave a fauxhoho to all and sundry, while secretly vowing that when she got him alone she'd deck his balls with holly.

Etymology: ho ho ho faux


Love it, Merry Christmas, galwaywegian! - Nosila, 2009-12-24: 09:18:00


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Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: joi-gust

Sentence: When I opened the gift my grandma gave me, I prayed she didn't hear the joygust in my voice.

Etymology: joy+disgust

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sham-dawn-ka

Sentence: The utterly useless gee-gawd-awful he gave her did not score a slam-dunk with her ... it scored a shamdanke.

Etymology: sham for fake and danke which is the German word for thanks ... shamdanke

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: en-throo-zee-az-em

Sentence: as i opened the gift and found a 'best of the pipe organ classics' c.d., i accepted it with enthruseiasm

Etymology: enthusiasm, ruse


excellent - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-20: 10:45:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-20: 16:05:00

Very clever, rikboyee! - Tigger, 2007-12-20: 21:19:00


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Created by: CaptainHuggyface

Pronunciation: PRE-gift

Sentence: "Did I detect some sarcasm in your voice when you thanked Bob for the snowmobile votes?" "Yeah...I was just pre-gifting. It's what you do in front of the gift giver, just before you RE-gift."

Etymology: From the ancient Hickory word for "sausage from a kiosk"

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: gratt-i-frawd

Sentence: Melina had gratifraud down to such fine art, that it started to backfire. But she hadn't figured out why she kept receiving the ugliest, unfashionable, rude or offensive gifts from all her relatives.

Etymology: gratitude + fraud

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-20: 02:50:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-23: 10:37:00
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silveryaspen - 2008-12-23: 10:39:00
sorry I got into the wrong box ... and this is not the season to make this mistake!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-24: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

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