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'Yuck! Your dog is trying to kiss me!'

DEFINITION: n. Embarrassing pet behavior; may be perfectly natural for the pet, but often makes humans feel self-conscious or ill at ease. v. To be embarrassed by your pet's beahviour

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: zoo mil ee ayt

Sentence: Although Andrea was very fond of her new love, John, a rich doctor (her Mother would be delighted), she was afraid of going to his place for the first time. He had loads of animals and she feared that they might zoomiliate her, because she was not fond of them and they might sense it. Her worst phobias were realized that first night when the dogs dogged her, the cats were purrfectly awful to her, the hamsters hampered her, the budgies bugged her, the rabbits were rabid to her, the parrot parodied her, the ferrets fretted her, the turtles left her shell-shocked, the horses gave her nightmares, the cows bullied her, the goats and sheep treated her baaaadly and the chickens were fowl to her. She ran off never to return. Dr.John Doolittle then turned to his flock and thanked them for getting rid of the gold-digger!

Etymology: Zoo (Menagerie;group of animals housed in a place) & Humiliate (embarrass;mortify;shame)


daaaaaamn, you're good - galwaywegian, 2009-11-13: 04:22:00

do you guys play Verbotomy at 4:00 in the morning while I am still sleeping? - mweinmann, 2009-11-13: 07:42:00

By the way, I love your seem to be in "full gear" while I am not yet awake! - mweinmann, 2009-11-13: 07:43:00

Being on Mountain Standard Time, I get the new word at 10:00 each it's usually the last thing I do before I fall into the arms of Morpheus! - Nosila, 2009-11-13: 12:09:00

You did it again - another fantastic word and sentence! I'm on easter standard time and can't stay awake till midnight to get the new word. - splendiction, 2009-11-13: 19:50:00


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Created by: MuskokaMuffin




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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: pet-turb

Sentence: Bob's dog, Spot, can't keep from licking himself in public. Bob gets peturbed although he often thinks it might be a good thing to learn.

Etymology: pet/perturb, as in embarrass


petaj The next animal movie about pets behaving badly - Peturbia - petaj, 2007-04-27: 21:28:00

Peturbing! - wordmeister, 2007-04-28: 00:00:00

I think my pet gets peturbed at my embarrassing things. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-28: 18:33:00

Hey Purpleartichokes, Nice. You have a knack for seeing things from the "other" perspective. - wordmeister, 2007-04-29: 05:32:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lab rah doh

Sentence: They said she was a golden retriever, but she acted like a dumb blonde labradoh.

Etymology: labrador, doh!

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Created by: sabbychankicksass

Pronunciation: pet/tra/fido

Sentence: When the neighbor's dog begins to engage in "petrifido" all over my face , I think to myself I will have to wash my face when I get home...

Etymology: the words pet, petrified and fido combined to make one word

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Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: ah - ni - ma - boo

Sentence: You can always trust Fido for his intelligence, speed and outrageously obscene animaboo.

Etymology: animal + taboo (something proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable)

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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: dawg-muh

Sentence: My pet's dogma caused my guests to feel quite uneased.

Etymology: Dog (standard pet) + Dogma (system of principles or standards)

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Created by: Goldentongue

Pronunciation: Pe-tas-ter

Sentence: What a petaster! I'm most embarrassed, forgive Peewee he doesn't normally do that to other people, but it's quite pleasurable isn't it?

Etymology: Pet: a domestic tamed animal. Disaster: an event that causes great damage

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dog-NOX-shuss

Sentence: Thomas was always on edge when company came as his mutt Ruff was sure to be dognoxious by slobbering all over his guests, humping their legs and sometimes do even worse things, including 'watering' their shoes.

Etymology: Blend of works 'dog' (canine pet) and 'obnoxious' (highly objectionable or offensive; odious)

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Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: non-man-er-ism

Sentence: My dog's most striking nonmannerism is her tendency to rub her butt on the stairs (for some obscure medical reason). My little brother, watching this, tried to imitate her and ended up getting carpet burn on his rear.

Etymology: from non + "man" + mannerism


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 00:02:50
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes.
Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 00:03:45
Yes the rumors are true. This week we are offering the The Verbotomy Cup as prize for the top player of the week. See details on the Verbotomy Blog ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-27: 12:54:00
Hi Verbotomy, Those cups (mugs)are really great. Would it be possible for any of us to purchase ones even if we don't win?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 23:57:00
Hi Jabberwocky, Glad you like the Verbotomy Cup! It is our wampeter, and as such I don't think we would sell it, because that might turn it into a MacGuffin. ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-04-28: 01:07:00
Is it our waxing or waning wampeter? What's the other one (since a karass always has exactly two wampeters)?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-28: 08:49:00
I believe it is still waxing. And think that Dan Pink's right brain is the other wampeter. ~ James

mana1066 - 2007-05-06: 23:04:00
some of that went right over my head. whine! i want a cup too!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-04: 07:54:00
Quit a tail from the punster extrordinaire! Poor FIDO is the Lee Harvey Oswald of doggie misbehavior.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-13: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James