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'How did you know what I had for lunch?'

DEFINITION: n. The bits of food, and other debris, that get stuck between your teeth. v. To smile brightly and proudly unaware that you have a big piece of food stuck in your teeth.

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Dentricanyonitis

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: den-tri-can-yon-i-tis

Sentence: Frank was too young, of course, for dentricanyonitis, but he had failed to take proper care of his teeth during college when all he ate, or rather drank, were smoothies from Whreezer Whred's (Whred was of Maori decent and in that Polynesian language the F sound is signified by Wh.) As a consequence Frank's gums had receeded and left canyons between his teeth where the food he now ate for free as Manager of Whred's sister's business Whanny's Whried Whoods. Fortunately Whanny offered her employees dental care. Frank is so grateful, he is thinking of changing the official spelling of his name to Whrank.

Etymology: From dentric, related to teeth + canyon, a deep gorge between two natural structures

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Whoops! It was about the food... - readerwriter, 2008-08-13: 18:15:00

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Grilljam

Created by: newworldview

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Etymology: grill (teeth), toe jam

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Toothjam

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈtuθˌdʒæm/

Sentence: Some of my teeth are so so close together that even the act of flossing itself leaves bits of dental floss as toothjam.

Etymology: Like "toe jam," but between teeth.

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My sentence is actually true. If I floss, sometimes it gets stuck between the teeth, and I have to wait a few days for my saliva to eat it away. In other news, it only takes a few days for saliva to significantly dissolve a piece of dental floss. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 14:01:00

Thanks for sharing. I thought people like you were just using the string to remind them of something. :-) - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 15:52:00

It's there to remind us not to floss anymore. Or to get our wisdom teeth removed. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:13:00

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Flostsom

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: flost/sum

Sentence: Flostsom is the sticky debris that manages to escape the brush and the floss.

Etymology: flotsam (debris) + floss + lost + some

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metrohumanx I like the flotsam/jetsam ref... - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 13:55:00

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Dentdebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT-deh-bree

Sentence: Winston's dental care is sloppy at best and barely existent at worst and when engaging him in converstation it is alomst impossible not to zero in on all the dentdebris that is always lodged in and around his teeth.

Etymology: Blend of words 'dental' (of or relating to teeth) and 'debris' (rubble or wreckage)

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Foodlings

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Created by: Robologicon

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Dentritus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: den try tus

Sentence: Andrew's eating habits were so disgusting, that he usually had to dine alone. He ate messily and loudly and you could guess what menu he had by all the dentritus left behind. His friends nicknamed him "Leader of the Plaque".

Etymology: Dental (of the teeth) & Detritus (the remains of something, refuse)

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So good I might as well vote for it now. :) - Discoveria, 2012-09-20: 04:24:00

Ooo, I should have read today's words before making mine. Interestingly, they are all very similar. - Rhyme79, 2012-09-20: 10:53:00

Cheers...like both your words, too! - Nosila, 2012-09-21: 01:19:00

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Detriticle

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-TRIT-IH-CULL

Sentence: Dorothy said she went to the restroom, but when she returned to the circulation desk and flashed her toothy smile, one could see the DETRITICLE all over her teeth. Clearly, nature's call was pre-empted by the irresistable lure of the muffin shoppe. dee-TRIT-icle

Etymology: DETRITus+partICLE DETRITUS is non-living particulate organic material ... PARTICLE-small granular object, sometimes gross or revolting, that exhibits no newtonian motion.

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metrohumanx http://www.ifla.org/I/humour/humour.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 14:21:00

metrohumanx I've been up in the hills too long. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-22: 14:23:00

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-22: 15:54:00

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Retainder

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: ri-TEYN-der

Sentence: Chris smiled for the photographers, unwittingly revealing a corned beef and broccoli retainder.

Etymology: retainer + remainder

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Smilesmackers

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Smile - smack - ers

Sentence: Before a job interview check yourself for smilesmackers!

Etymology: Smile (to grin) + Smack (trash) + ers

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-24: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scattercat. Thank you Scattercat! ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-05-24: 06:39:00
Verbotomy Cup spotted in the wild with herbal tea.

petaj petaj - 2007-05-24: 06:39:00
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54511827@N00/511989912/ - I did try to embed the link in the previous comment.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-24: 10:39:00
Hey Petaj, Nice snap of the cup! CoinciDENTALly, JediJawa has just received his book from Dan Pink.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-22: 13:57:00
GRINKLE is good! inspired, original and fun to say!

reverb - 2008-07-22: 22:56:00
I like grinkle too. It's kind of funny...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-04-28: 01:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by wordmeister. Thank you wordmeister. ~ James