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DEFINITION: n. A person who has difficulty controlling their pets, especially if they often become entangled in the leashes. v. To get entangled in the leashes of one's pets.

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Petzel

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petsəl

Sentence: Rod’s dogs each has a mind of its own. If one wants to go north the other wants to go south. If one wants to go down the sidewalk, the other wants to go around a tree. As they go this way and that he either looks like a contortionist or a petzel wrapped in leashes.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure and treated with care and affection) + pretzel (a crisp biscuit baked in the form of a knot)

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Tetherbound

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TETH-ehr-bound

Sentence: Lester was a slight man who was not endowed with superior strength yet he insisted on taking all three of his labs for exercise at the same time and invariably found himself tetherbound when they would become frisky and wrap their leashes around his legs with their hyperactive activities.

Etymology: Blend of 'tether' (a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement) and 'bound' (made fast as if by a band or bond)

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nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-03: 11:03:00

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Muzzletough

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: muz zel tuff

Sentence: When Abe walked his two frisky dogs each day, he had great difficulty in controlling their behavior. You could even say it was muzzletough for him to keep them in line.

Etymology: Muzzle(restraint device to keep a dog from biting) & Tough (hard to do) & Wordplay on Mazel Tov (Hebrew words for Good Luck)

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Alphaineptitude

Created by: lizard

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Petangled

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet /angled

Sentence: Laura's German short-hair pointer is nearly as large as she is and she easily and often gets completely petangled while out for walks with the massive animal and has to do numerous twists and turns and dances to free herself from the lease.

Etymology: PETANGLED - verb - from PET + TANGLED (snarled, interlaced, or mixed up)

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Dogtied

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dôgtīd

Sentence: It seemed like a good idea at the time. One dog would be lonely if left home alone while he worked so Alan got a second dog. Little did he expect to be dogtied every time he tried to walk them. They would run ahead, then behind, never in the same direction, never at the same time. Like some canine square dance he didn't know the steps to, Sadie and Rufus do-si-do and Allemande left until Alan was completely hound-bound.

Etymology: dog (canine pet) + tied (attach or fasten (someone or something) with string or similar cord) derivative of hog-tied [secure by fastening together the hands and feet (of a person) or all four feet (of an animal)]

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Excellent word! - Mustang, 2009-02-03: 07:14:00

I watch the Dog Whisper but my dogs do too and they whisper back. - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-03: 09:28:00

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Omegalomaniac

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: ow-meega-low-may-nee-ack

Sentence: "Their father won Best in Show at Crufts", said Carter with an air of arrogance. He pulled firmly on their leads but his treasured hounds ignored him and continued to sniff the Labrador's butt. Carter's overblown ego made him think he was top dog, but really he was just an omegalomaniac. The dogs ignored him unless he was at the grill cooking, sausages for himself, and rib-eye steaks for them.

Etymology: 1. omega - the last letter of the Greek alphabet. (as opposed to alpha male/dog which is the first). 2. megalomaniac - a pathalogical egoist.

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Cursuccumbungler

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: cur-suck-come-BUNG-lerr (cursuccumbungled) (rhymes with capsicum-dungled)

Sentence: Gordius was making a fine living from his new enterprise... walking canine-americans for a small fee. But Gordy's initial success unleashed his greed, and he soon realized that he'd bit off more than he could chew. Walking several out-of-control dogs ensnaggled him in a rat's nest of leashes and curses. Gordius had become a CURSUCCUMBUNGLER- He meekly surrendered to the primal instincts of the alpha dog, and was last seen participating in an involuntary tour of all the fire hydrants and poo piles in the sleeply little hamlet of Baskerville.

Etymology: CUR(curse)+SUCCUMb+BUNGLER=CURSUCCUMBUNGLER......CUR:a mongrel or inferior dog,Middle English, short for curdogge, from Middle English *curren to growl (perhaps from Old Norse kurra to grumble) + Middle English dogge dog.....CURSE:a prayer or invocation for harm or injury to come upon one,a cause of great harm or misfortune,evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to imprecation or as retribution; Middle English curs, from Old English.....SUCCUMB:to yield to superior strength or force or overpowering force,to be brought to an end (as death) by the effect of superior forces;French & Latin; French succomber, from Latin succumbere, from sub- + -cumbere to lie down; akin to Latin cubare to lie.....BUNGLER: One who blunders or acts ineptly in an incompetent manner,One who proceeds unsteadily; alteration of bungle, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic banga to hammer.

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metrohumanx Copy and paste this link for the solution to Gordy's problem: http://www.maa.org/devlin/devlin_9_01.html - metrohumanx, 2009-02-03: 00:51:00

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Canineditiontwister

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: kay-nIn-ed-i-shun-twister

Sentence: Introducing Canineditiontwister. That's you! in this new version of Twister, the "industry phenomenon" that's sold millions around the globe. The new twister is a game of solitare for you, and the first ever fun-packed adventure for your dogs. They're the game pieces in this new edition! In the box: 5 leashes and a pair of scissors, playing guide for dogs and humans (including a link to downloadable map of your neighborhood where you're sure to find a lot of rukus raising scenery for your dogs. (Dogs sold separately.) Must be 18 or older to purchase, or this high (line draw on wall in commercial 5 feet off ground). Play at your own risk. Children seek permission from parents.

Etymology: Twister (popular game) + edition (version) + canine: Any domestic or wild dog or doglike mammal in the family Canidae, found throughout the world except in Antarctica and on most ocean islands. Canines tend to be slender and long-legged, with a long muzzle, bushy tail, erect pointed ears, and well-developed canine and cheek teeth. **They prey on all types of animals**; some also eat carrion and vegetable matter. They probably were the first animals to be domesticated. Though helpful in controlling rodent and rabbit populations, canines have been hunted for their pelts and slaughtered to prevent their reputed (and sometimes real) destruction of livestock and large game.

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Muddlemutt

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mudd-el-mutt

Sentence: Sarah took her two German Shepherds for a walk everyday, this led to all sorts of problems due to the fact that they had never had any proper training. Sarah had great difficulty keeping them under control and would often get in such a muddlemutt when the dogs would run around and the leads would get tangled around her legs. Today had been particularly exhausting as she had actually fallen over in the mud and had to go home and get changed again before going to work. She told herself there was nothing else for it, she had got to book them on a dog training behavior course as soon as possible.

Etymology: Muddle(a state of disorder or chaos) + Mutt(a humorous or derogatory name for a dog) = Muddlemutt

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nice sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-06: 12:04:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-03: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by artr. Thank you artr. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-18: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by artr. Thank you artr. ~ James

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