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DEFINITION: n. The strong feelings of devotion and affection which a person feels towards their favorite mechanical device or appliance, such as a car, boat, power tool, or toilet. v. To lavish a machine with affection, attention and an imagined personality.

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Automorotic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ôtəmōrätik

Sentence: Andrew doesn’t just like his new car. He is crazy about it. He feelings are absolutely automorotic. He spends much of his time and most of his income on Sally, his Mustang. Last week he bought her fender skirts. He is beside himself anticipating the installation of her leather bra scheduled for this weekend.

Etymology: automobile (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels) + moron (a stupid person) + autoerotic (of or relating to sexual excitement generated by stimulating or fantasizing about one’s own body)

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Nymphotech

Created by: Kevin0719

Pronunciation: nim-fo-tek

Sentence: The way Janie looks at her toaster makes me think she just might be a nymphotech, Steve.

Etymology: "nymphomaniac" and "technology"

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Spinfatuation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spin fat yu ay shun

Sentence: Carl loved his car, in fact you could say he had a bad case of spinfatuation. His favourite book and movie had been Stephen King's "Christine", so when he first took her out for a spin (or as he called it, on their first date), he named her Christine. His spinfatuation was automatic and he spent many hours learning auto repair, because he did not want all those grease monkeys down at the local garage touching her sleek chassis, never mind looking under her hood. His time alone with her in the garage soon became a fixation. His mother was worried, but found it hard to torque to him about it. She tried to steer him towards other activities (or even appliances), but he refused to shift and always yelled back at her, until she was exhausted. Her concerns were further fueled by his talk about marrying Christine. She argued that this love was not the wheel thing and their age differential was too great. His mother almost had a hemi one day, when she discovered that Carl had left a note saying that he and Christine had eloped. The next day, Carl walked home, leaking eye fluids, without the lovely Christine. His mother saw that he was ready to blow a gasket and asked him what happened. Carl broke down and said "I have made a complete axle of myself on my wedding night!" He told her that he had found out when she had made a transmission, that Christine had had some "work" done on her before they met, she was really a convertible... she used to be known as Christopher! She became the little engine that couldn't. Carl lost all his inhibitors and committed battery first and then vehicular homicide. He had come home to look for his cables...the jumpers. We knew it would all end in gears...Oh, the heart brake!

Etymology: Spin (a short drive in a car) & Infatuation (an object of extravagant short-lived passion;foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration)

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Contrapture

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: kun-trap-chur

Sentence: I'd called him twice to dinner. There was a steaming plate of his favorite dish sitting before his empty seat at the table. Outside, the icy rain started coming down harder, yet Mark still hadn't come in. I looked out the window to find him tenderly tugging on the ropes attached to the tarp covering his old rust-bucket tractor, Bessie... and wiping off her wet spots. The evidence was clearly mounting that Mark had fallen victim to contrapture.

Etymology: contraption, rapture

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COMMENTS:

Great word. Even greater sentence - "wiping off her wet spots." You're a poet, Purple A. - doseydotes, 2008-03-27: 09:09:00

excellent purple - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-27: 11:27:00

Thanks Jabber and dosey. I always struggle with sentences. This one came easy, as it actually happened. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-27: 12:11:00

wonderful word...easy to pronounce and remember! - spotthecat1, 2008-03-27: 13:40:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-28: 17:30:00

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Erautoca

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee rot oka

Sentence: Hot Rod, that's what the girls called him. He was hot and his name was Rod. But Rod was oblivious to the hungry stares of the girls around. He only had eyes for his sweetie, the wicked Fuelina. She had curves, she was powerful, she purred like a kitten when Rod got her going. They spent an inordinate amount of time together. Rod's mom was worried, because the neighbours complained that he & Fuelina "carried on" in the driveway until all hours. With her classy chassis and need for speed, Rod was mesmerized by her. One day, Rod's dad took him aside and told him a few hard truths. "Son, when I was your age, I thought I was in love, too, with Maggie. But I soon realized that it wasn't really love, it was just erautoca. There was no future for us and she gew old and worn out long before I did. The same thing will happen to you. She's a lovely car, but she'll break your heart. Soon the spark will die and you'll be looking for a newer model. Enjoy her while you can, but get yourself a real girl to marry and settle down with...no car lasts forever and you don't want to end up alone and taking the bus!"

Etymology: erotica (creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire) & Auto (short for automobile, vehicle)

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Superb sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-21: 01:29:00

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Munitionwoo

Created by: doseydotes

Pronunciation: myu-ˈni-shən-ˈwü

Sentence: Just before she went to sleep, Josephine reached under her pillow one more time and pulled out the Sig Sauer P228 9mm she had bought at H&H Gun Range three days ago. She turned it back and forth in the lamplight, admiring the black powdery smoothness of its surface, the crispness of the grooves on its grip, the sporty ridges on its slide. She lifted it, sideways, to her nose, to catch the sweet fragrance of the gun oil she had applied earlier today while cleaning from it the traces of metal and burnt gunpowder that had collected on it from the range. “Good LORD, woman! Are you sniffing that thing again? You’ve got the worst case of munitionwoo I’ve ever seen. It’s a TOOL! GET OVER IT!” Leon flopped on the bed and turned over with a snort. “It’s okay,” Josephine whispered to the Sig. “He doesn’t understand us, that’s all.”

Etymology: From the Greek, mu, meaning "the cry of frightened and cold feline companions locked out of the bedroom at night"; from the La Petite, nit, meaning "tiny irritating creature of great power, the mere mention of which can influence one's head into itchiness"; and from the Chinese, shun woo, meaning "great creator of melodic cacophony sent directly into one's ears without damaging one's wallet as badly as, for instance, Bose would do."

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Personifate

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: pur-sahn-i-fate

Sentence: Rick personifates his new computer: he sent out birth announcements

Etymology: personify+hallucinate

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Autodolatry

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: aw/toe/dol/uh/tree

Sentence: Jason spent every Saturday and Sunday cleaning, vacuuming, washing, waxing and detailing every square inch of his Alfa Romeo sports car, a car at the cutting edge of design and technology, which he truly, madly and deeply loved. Jason's wife called it out and out autodolarty.

Etymology: auto + idolatry (love, homage, glorification, veneration, worship)

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Very good! - Mustang, 2008-03-27: 18:47:00

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Agoggomobilia

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: uh-GOG-go-MOH-beel-EE-uh

Sentence: It was true, Bob was jaloopy. Indeed, it would need a entire chapter in a medical dictionary to adequately describe the vagaries of his Obsessive Carpulsive Disorder. At first he succumbed to ferrariosis; then he was humberstruck; recovered for a short time, only to fall victim again to isuzulatry. But when he discovered, and purchased the first goggomobil, made by Hans Glaz, he was completely overtaken by acute agoggomobilia.

Etymology: The "GOGGOMOBIL" a microcar produced in the Bavarian town Dingolfing after World War II by Hans Glas. Blended with AGOG: bewitched, enthralled, thrilled, joyful, breathless & MOBIL: motor car & IA: state, complaint, medical condition.

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COMMENTS:

let's hope he doesn't get the benz - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-27: 11:51:00

Purrfect! Wonderful sentence! - spotthecat1, 2008-03-27: 13:37:00

Uniqueword, Bob...I was afraid this would be just another alfa romeo & juliet story. - Nosila, 2008-03-27: 21:59:00

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Mymachineamour

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: My-mash-een-amoor

Sentence: When it came to his motorbike, it really was a case of mymachineamour with James. His wife knew if it was a choice between her and that wretched machine, the bike would win hands down.

Etymology: My(belonging to) + Machine(an apparatus using mechanical power) + Amour(Love). See also My Cherie Amour(song by Stevie Wonder)

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COMMENTS:

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-19: 15:46:00

Music for our ears! The meaning is loud and clear! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-19: 18:56:00

I wonder what you will come up will next? Great word; funny too/ - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-20: 04:40:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

stache - 2008-03-27: 01:25:00
Have these always been called "verboticisms?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-28: 06:00:00
Yes that's the word we use to describe our invented words. Of course you can also use "neologism". And I think we should create a subcategory for invented words with sexual undertones like your winning word today. It would be "verberoticisms". ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-01-19: 01:52:00
Domenic- go frisk 'em.

galwaywegian - 2009-01-19: 10:08:00
very high standard today :D

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-03: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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Алмазное бурение за разумные деньги.

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