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DEFINITION: v., To pretend that you like something that you don't, in hopes that someone else will like your pretensions. n., A person who doesn't like what they actually like, and pretends to like what other people like.

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Masquereater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mas ker ee ter

Sentence: When Sue Doe met Shammy Davis Junior at a society cocktail party, he was sampling escargots, grenouilles and caviar with great zeal. Although she pretended to be worldly, she had never tried these delicacies either. Shammy was actually a masquereater and hated the taste of these new flavors. She commented on how savvy he was to dine on snails, frog legs and fish eggs, at which point his lack of knowledge made him pale. She asked him if was going to have some Baked Alaska for dessert. He wondered which part of Alaska they were baking and hoped it was not Deadhorse or Valdez...the former might give him nightmares and the latter might still have an oily taste to it! You can't have your Kake and eat it too. Juneau Nome what I mean?

Etymology: Masquerade (making a false outward show;pretend to be someone or something that you are not) & Eater (someone who consumes food for nourishment). Deadhorse, Valdez, Kake, Juneau and Nome are all towns/settlements in Alaska.

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Fawndamentalist

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fahn/duh/men/ta/list

Sentence: Stu was a flagrant fawndamentalist, famous for fakery.

Etymology: fawn (ingratiate) + fundamentalist (die-hard enthusiast)

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COMMENTS:

Shazam! Couldn't have put it better myself. Excellent Verbotmicism! - Mustang, 2007-11-28: 07:52:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:46:00

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Fauxvor

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: foh-vor

Sentence: Marge alway fauxvored the cinnamon raisin bagels at work since they were always the last to go, not knowing that Mark only bought them because he thought she liked them.

Etymology: Faux (fake) + (Fa)vor (prefer)

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Reflectsham

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: re/fleck/sham

Sentence: To ensure successful networking in the office, John became a reflectsham of those whom he needed to impress the most in order to get ahead.

Etymology: REFLECTSHAM - noun - from REFLECTION (to give back, show an image of, or reproduce) + SHAM (something that is not what it purports to be; a spurious imitation; a fraud, or hoax)

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Good word. - Mustang, 2008-10-24: 07:45:00

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Justapose

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: just-uh-pose

Sentence: Fergus would justapose liking hip-hop music to maintain his delusionary cool status among fliends but in private he would only listen to polkas.

Etymology: just a pose(er) + juxtapose fliend/ false friend

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Metoometoo

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mētoōmētoō

Sentence: Sheldon is a confirmed metoometoo. He has no opinions to call his own. Maybe it is his Swiss upbringing but he steadfastly remains neutral on every topic you could mention. He is great at collecting facts but somehow never gets to the point of deciding what he thinks. In a clear case of "whichever way the wind blows" any opinion expressed gets an immediate concurrence and cascade of supporting facts.

Etymology: me (used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition) + too (in addition; also) slightly derived from Star Wars droid R2D2.

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Vaguen

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: vay ggen

Sentence: his diet was strictlu vaguen. he always ate lunch from inside a paper bag.

Etymology: vegan, vague

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and I'm sure he always ate what was in vogue as well - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-24: 12:35:00

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Pretrender

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: prĭ-trěnd'-ər

Sentence: In private, Robert admittedly felt somewhat chisheepish about the gothic clothes and body piercings he'd endured since he met Lorraine, and realized that he'd become a pretrender, one of those poseur stylemmings that he had always despised.

Etymology: pretender - One who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite (from Latin, praetendere - "to stretch forth") + trend - Current style; vogue (Old English, trendan - "to turn, or revolve")

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They call me the great pretrender... - hendrixius, 2007-11-28: 16:13:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:50:00

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Ficterian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fiktərēən

Sentence: Barry is a full-fledged ficterian. He is a social chameleon. If someone is a vegetarian, so is he. If somebody loves a particular movie, so does he. Whichever way the wind blows is a lifestyle for him. Just the other day he was an MMA fighter, a rapper and a lesbian.

Etymology: fictitious (not real or true, being imaginary or having been fabricated) + vegetarian (a person who does not eat meat)

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Sociofraud

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SO-see-oh-frawd

Sentence: Sheldon was always looking for opportunities to impress dates, employers and influential people and had become an absolutely shameless sociofraud and would do or say anything to achieve popularity.

Etymology: Blend of social and fraud

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang and remistram. Thank you Mustang and remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-23: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James