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DEFINITION: n. The weird feelings that rise up when you notice that you are being followed by a police officer, or a cop car, or the Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Unit. v. To feel nervous, self-conscious and guilty whenever you see a police officer.

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Themanarrhea

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: the/man/ar/rhe/a

Sentence: Whenever Bev noticed a squad car in her rear-view mirror, an extreme nervous fear and paranoia overtook her, giving her an immediate case of themanarrhea.

Etymology: the man + diarrhea

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I hope she was wearing Depends - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-20: 11:01:00

Much nicer way to say the cops scared one s***less! It took great wit and slyness to come up with this much nicer and more subtle creation! Well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 16:41:00

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Coptick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kop tik

Sentence: whenever she say a panda car in the rear view, her coptick would start. a nervous twitch on the right side of her face that would work its way down to the accelerator foot within two blocks.

Etymology: coptic, cop, tic.

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COMMENTS:

Tip top word ... er tick cop word! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-12: 10:32:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-12: 12:06:00

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Hangxiety

Created by: doseydotes

Pronunciation: ˈhaŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē

Sentence: Mildred tried to fight it, she really did, but she found herself sweaty with hangxiety every time she passed Ralph, Woolworth's security guard. It had been 55 years since she'd filched that tube of lipstick - she'd been too scared to ever use it, and she ended up throwing it in a drainage ditch - but she was certain that all Ralph had to do was look at her closely enough and he'd KNOW.

Etymology: From the British root, hang, meaning to stand about waiting for the trouble to start so one can get in on it early; and the Finnish (the Fins are such good finishers), xiety, meaning a group that collectively ducks its head in a guilty manner.

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COMMENTS:

Interesting etymology! When I think of hanging ... I think gallows! Your word is frighteningly good! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:45:00

One way to generate true hangziety would be to ask a cop "How's it haning?" - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:47:00

Such a clever pun ... and incorporating hang with all it's meanings was absolutely brilliant! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:48:00

Comprehensive and learned etymology. Saturday night's alright for fighting.... - stache, 2008-03-20: 16:53:00

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Autoculpaception

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: awto-culpa-sep-shun

Sentence: Julie became acutely aware of her parasympathetic body functions such as her breathing and eyeblinking as soon as she noticed the cops walking in her direction. She new she wasn't speeding because she was walking. No, perhaps they caught her jay-walking two blocks ago, or maybe someone reported her when she accidently stepped on a praying mantis. Or perhaps it was Homeland Security coming to get her for something she said on a telephone call, or the evil thoughts she had towards her boyfriend's ex. Whatever it was, Julie was suffering from an acute case of autoculpaception.

Etymology: auto (self) + culp (fault, blame)+ ception (perception)

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Very intellectual and scholarly! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 16:17:00

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Narcojitters

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nahrk-o-jit-erz

Sentence: Some twenty years ago, in college Marcia was at a party where somebody was smoking something that didn't smell like cigarettes. To this day she gets the narcojitters whenever she sees a vehicle that she thinks might be an unmarked police car.

Etymology: narc (a government agent or detective charged with the enforcement of laws restricting the use of narcotics) + jitters (nervousness; a feeling of fright or uneasiness)

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Guiltiotness

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: guilty - et- NESS

Sentence: Marcia's guiltiotness sent her crazy when the Police Olympics was hosted in her home town. She was sherllshocked when she Peeled off her wig and bobbied round the corner from the stadium entrance and danno the alley. Her teeth chattering like Morse code, she climbed the fence like a Monkey then plodded back Holmes. Thinking clouseauly about her feelings she tried to inspect her rexitude and made an effort to put Her Cool face on and get out of town. Mont Albano is nice this time of the year with a delicate cover of Frost.

Etymology: Eliot Ness + guiltiness (Sherlock Holmes, Book em Danno, Inspector Clouseau, Inspector Morse, plod, Bobbies, Robert Peel, Monk, Inspector Rex, Hercule Poirot, Inspector Montalbano, Detective Inspector Frost)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-20: 11:09:00

Brilliant puns! Delightful! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 16:15:00

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Ticketdeskaphobia

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: tik/it/desk/a/fo/bee/a

Sentence: Michelle had already accumulated 11 points against her driver's license. Two more would result in a suspension. Michelle's ticketdeskaphobia kicked in as she walked through the donut shop parking lot.

Etymology: ticket desk (a place at the police station or city hall to pay ticket fines in person) + phobia (an irrational fear of something); also a play on "triskaidekaphobia" (fear of the number 13...my favorite word to say)

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great - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-20: 11:07:00

Clever creation. - Tigger, 2008-03-20: 11:33:00

Your word adds up in more ways than one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:30:00

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Copability

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: cop aa bil it tee

Sentence: She looked in the rear view mirror and spotted a police car with two officers in it following behind her. Every time she lane changed or made a right turn, the police car was right behind her. For over twenty minutes they continued following her, making her more and more nervous. She was afraid she'd make some small traffic infraction and give them a reason to pull her over. Were her license and insurance papers in her purse? Good thing she'd had no drinks today. The copability started seeping into her conciousness. Sure that they were tailing her but unsure why, she timidly kept up a brave face and drove on carefully. She happily noticed a donut house up ahead and hoped they'd get side-tracked. But no, they sailed on past it and kept on her tail. Her palms sweating and her fear mounting, she decided to try and elude them a bit by turning off onto a quiet street. Just then, their siren and lights went off and scared the wits out of her. Panic almost stopped her heart. They sailed on past her, racing to an emergency call. She pulled over and almost passed out with relief. Thank God they had not stopped her and found the body of her husband bound and wrapped in plastic her trunk!

Etymology: Cop (slang name for policeman) & Culpability (state of guilt)

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COMMENTS:

artr Had that problem just last week. - artr, 2010-05-28: 06:02:00

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Apprehendsive

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: app ree hend sif

Sentence: Margo was always a bit apprehendsive when she saw cops; flashing blue/red lights; heard sirens or was entered into a police lineup. Her mother being a travel agent for Guilt Trips, had always made her feel that anything bad that happened was Margo's fault. So when someone had robbed the local liquor store and was caught on CCT, he/she had worn a long dark wig with pink eyeshadow,lipstick and blouse. After Horatio Crane and his crew had determined that the perpetrator on video, was a man dressed as a women (the prominent Adam's apple and yearning for Barbara Streisand and Bette Midler cds was a always a giveaway), Margo felt a lot less guilty and went out to enjoy the Drag Queen's Ball.

Etymology: apprehend (anticipate with dread or anxiety;take into custody) & apprehensive (mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; worried; in fear or dread of possible evil or harm)

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COMMENTS:

caught the mood! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-12: 08:18:00

Excellent etymology. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-12: 10:41:00

metrohumanx Hahahaha.Good one, N! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-12: 17:54:00

Good one! - Mustang, 2009-01-12: 23:10:00

too funny! - mweinmann, 2009-01-13: 08:29:00

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Fuzzanoid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fəzənoid

Sentence: Jerry can be a real fuzzanoid. He flinches almost every time he leaves his apartment. This might be because is a career criminal who lives next to a police station.

Etymology: fuzz (police) + paranoid (unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-20: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

mokelmoney - 2009-01-12: 12:32:00
copetrinoia

mokelmoney - 2009-01-12: 12:38:00
copetrinoia: cop/ e/ tri/ noia- to be petrified of the cops to the point of paranoia. Also, not change the subject [no pun intended] ,however I have made numerous contributions. Why are they being disregarded? Please check again...thats Bea Helfy or mokelmoney. Thank you

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-27: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

DiplomatUfimskmef - 2018-05-27: 19:30:00
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