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'There's no way a guy with a mono-brow is marrying my daughter!'

DEFINITION: n. A chosen mating partner who is not well-accepted by one's parents. v. To fight with one's parents over the selection of a suitable mate.

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Antimate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: an-tee-mayt

Sentence: Not only did Shelley's parents think Lenny was her antimate, her Dad was appauled to notice that Lenny had big wads of Shelley's hair wound around his hands and fingers. To boot, he also thought Lenny had an uncanny resemblance to his crazy uncle Ike.

Etymology: anti (not) + mate (partner)

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that was a Turner of events - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-22: 12:00:00

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Dysparamour

Created by: bwesterlind

Pronunciation: Diss-para-more

Sentence: n: Her dysparamour caused significant angst to the family. v: After they met him they had quite the dysparamour.

Etymology: Dys- Root of word meaning "Not" Paramour- Root as word meaning one who is a possible suitor.

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Boyfiend

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bawee feend

Sentence: That first meal when she brought her boyfiend to meet her parents had not gone well. His chanting had drowned out grace before meals and his belching drowned out any attempt at polite conversation. When he used the crucifix on the mantlepiece to pick his teeth, she took her mothers dry retching and the thobbing in dad's temple as a signal that the evening had drawn to an end.

Etymology: boyfriend, fiend

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Talk about copulashun! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-22: 09:01:00

excellent paragraph - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-22: 16:28:00

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Ungroom

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: un groom

Sentence: When Jessie defied her folks and married her caveman beau,Gronk, he became an ungroom to her father. Not only was Gronk unable to speak in big words, he unfortunately decorated the side of her father's garage with cave drawings. The new in-laws soon became outlaws to Jessie's dad.

Etymology: Un (negative;not prefix) & Groom (a man who is to be or has recently been married; care for one's external appearance)

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Parentalhidence

Created by: jermainechambers44

Pronunciation: Pair-rent-tal-hide-dense

Sentence: Do to the parentalhidence that she experienced with her last boyfriend,Amy decided not to announce the wedding until AFTER her father finished cleaning the gun.

Etymology: Parental=Parent Hidence=hide

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excellent word and sentence...sorry I had already spent my votes...we need more than 2! - Nosila, 2010-01-15: 23:36:00

thank you nosia - jermainechambers44, 2010-01-18: 16:58:00

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Meeso

Created by: madziboo8

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Dudumb

Created by: poello5

Pronunciation: dü-dümb

Sentence: Cj and Sean are dudumb people when they try to do grzeda's verbotomy word.

Etymology: DU- two

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Spousejoust

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: spows-jowst

Sentence: Helen carefully checked Hank's mowhawk before knocking on her parents' door. If they were going to spousejoust then she wanted her sweetheart to look his best.

Etymology: spouse + joust (a personal combat or competition)

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got my vote =-) - grasshopper, 2007-06-22: 11:26:00

Thanks grasshopper, glad you liked it! - serendipity9000, 2007-06-22: 13:21:00

Once the door opened did it turn into Stevenson0's wrestlemateia - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-22: 16:40:00

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Worsecase

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Created by: hellohime

Pronunciation: Worsecase - Wurz-Kayce

Sentence: 1)He's not my boyfriend, he's my worsecase. 2)I worsecasted my parents last night. They screamed at me for an hour. 3)If it was not for my worsecase, my parents would hate the man I eventually married.

Etymology: Worsecase: From "Worse case Scenario. The act of dating a person your parents will absolutely hate so that when you introduce them to your real partner, they will look better in comparison. Without the Worsecase, the parents might object to the now not-so-objectional person you are actually dating.

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Kinflict

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈkɪnˌflɪkt/

Sentence: While kinflict is most often caused by a choice in significant other, it can also be caused by other lifestyle choices, such as becoming a vegan, converting to Judaism, or switching to Mac from PC.

Etymology: From kin + conflict

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-22: 01:42:00
Today's definition is inspired by Robert J. Sawyer's Neanderthal trilogy, Hominids, Humans and Hybrids. (We couldn't go through the whole RJS week without mentioning Neanderthals!) It's a story of two parallel worlds -- a human one and a Neanderthal one. The story pivots around the romantic tension between a female human and male Neanderthal. How about that for spicing up the gene pool? And I wonder what their parents would think? Thanks to Rob for the great story, and the inspiration. ~ James