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'My boyfriend disappeared in the laundry!'

DEFINITION: n., 1. The process by which pairs of socks are washed, dried, and then separated perhaps never to be reunited again. 2. The place where lost socks disappear to. v. To lose your mate in the wash.

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Socdition

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: soc/dish/un

Sentence: When one of my socks loses its sole, it mysteriously makes its way, on its own, to socdition, never to be found in my washer, or dryer again.

Etymology: sock + perdition (hell)

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COMMENTS:

I like the reference to souls - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:47:00

Good word & sentence - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:55:00

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Sockabyss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SOK-uh-biss

Sentence: Brenda was convinced that there was a sockabyss somewhere in the bowels of the laundromat because every time she did laundry for her husband Rob, one or more of his socks would come up missing.

Etymology: Blend of 'sock' (a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle) and 'abyss' (a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm)

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Lintverse

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: Lint-verse

Sentence: My socks disappeared into the lintverse, and my boyfriend thought he found a way to get them back. I haven't seen him since.

Etymology: Lint: That stuff that always appears where your socks should be. Kind of a weird space time continuum thing. Verse: Universe

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Sockgregation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sok greg ay shun

Sentence: The process of sockgregation on laundry day leads to many casualties. More hosiery pairs are torn apart in the dryer than married couples in Reno, darn it!

Etymology: Sock (hosiery;woolly covering for feet and ankles) & Segregation (the act of segregating or sequestering)

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Sockabyebaby

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: Rhymes with rock-a-bye-baby

Sentence: Each time one of his rare cartoon character socks went awol from his bulging sock drawer, (as socks are wont to do), my aging wannabe rock singer dad would lament its disappearance by singing his Sockabyebaby ballad for days on end.

Etymology: sock + rock-a-bye (lullaby) + baby (sweetheart as in a pop song)

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:33:00

Luv the sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:48:00

chuckling even more ... watch out for child and family protective services who might go after those sockabyebabies! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:01:00

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Interpenise

Created by: GossaMcqueen

Pronunciation: in-ter-penise

Sentence: "Would you please not interpenise your single-sock stealing proclivities while we are enjoying a sensitive sisterhood"; or, "Your interpenisation is here unwelcome, please confine yourself to the fashion media, who always wear paired socks".

Etymology: to insert a penis-like utterance, or concept, into a sophisticated gathering or washing machine, and then remove one sock from each pair

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i don't think i have the posting method sussed out \^_^/ - GossaMcqueen, 2013-01-16: 18:15:00

[Edit #2] until i find out how to delete this or to change the "Word" i can only offer this hybrid of the missing sock scenario, and my own word; - GossaMcqueen, 2013-01-16: 18:46:00

my Word is "interpenise", i shall be looking for a break; ty X - GossaMcqueen, 2013-01-16: 18:48:00

i don't like this, all this rethinking and editing and i end up looking stupid ;_; *kwies* - GossaMcqueen, 2013-01-16: 19:03:00

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Socclausion

Created by: grohldberg12

Pronunciation:

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Sockinghell

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Sokk-in-hell

Sentence: Where the sockinghell is my other sock? More to the point where has Ben gone!??

Etymology: Used in a derogatory manner without actually cursing. Can be used to describe anything that has gone missing like socks usually do in the wash. Sockinghell is also where your flatmate goes when he says he will be 5 mins in the Kitchen.

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Launderlimbo

Created by: treehous

Pronunciation: \ˈlȯn-dər-ˈlim-(ˌ)bō\ (lawn-der-lim-bo)

Sentence: None of my socks match anymore, they keep vanishing into launderlimbo

Etymology: launder- from Latin lavendaria, pl. of lavandarium "things to be washed" limbo- from Latin (in) limbo "(on) the edge," abl. of limbus "edge, border"

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Sockabyss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Sok - uh - biss

Sentence: Gabriella was concerned that Javier may have disappeared into the depths of the sockabyss when he went looking for his missing argyles.

Etymology: Socks + abyss (bottomless pit)

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COMMENTS:

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:47:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:48:00
Your humorous definition brought us all a lot of laughs and a lot of fun words were created. Good one, sipsoccer.

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:54:00
James ... your cartoon for this daffynition has me roaring with laughter every time I look at it. Can't help wondering if you have a daughter with a boyfriend that inspired it ??? !!! It's a good thing there's no such thing as a cannibal dryer! Yet!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

GossaMcqueen - 2013-01-16: 19:14:00
please, i made a mistake and posted wrongly - how do i remove my Word?