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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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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kop-kar-muh/

Sentence: Driving on an unfamiliar and secluded highway, on his way to college, Javier noticed a police car suddenly pull out behind him. He started to get nervous and slowed down. Had he even been speeding? Was he now going too slow, arousing further suspicion?... Were the cops here overly suspicious of young Hispanic men driving through their area in a new car? Had he done anything wrong? He'd changed lanes a few miles back, but he didn't remember signalling the lane change — there had been no other cars in sight to signal to. Perhaps there had been a police car hidden back there and he'd simply radioed to his partner up the road. How many of them were there, closing in on his position right now? Or did this have something to do with the beer Javier had drank at his going-away party two nights ago? He wasn't of legal driking age yet. It must be copkarma — all of his recent minor trangressions catching up with him.

Etymology: Cop car - Informal; automobile used by police officers (abbreviation of 'copper' & Latin, carrus "chariot") + Karma - Hinduism/Buddhism; action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad (from Sandskrit, karman "action, fate")


Very Resourcefull! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 16:22:00

I like it! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-20: 17:06:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: cop-air-uh-NOYa

Sentence: Whenever Lucinda noticed that any sort of law officer appeared to be looking in her direction she suffered seizures of coparanoia wondering if they had found out about any of the many minor infractions she'd committed over the last couple years.

Etymology: Blend of cop and paranoia

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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: awe-thorr-ih-tear-roar-een

Sentence: Was it a pothole? Brad was almost certain that it was, but it sort of felt like the truck bounced up instead of slammed down into the hole. The car behind him sped up, closing the gap between the vehicles at a pace that could only mean he would soon be bathed in red and blue light. He saw the outline of the roof mounted lights in the steel blue twilight of the sky. It had to have been a baby. He had run over a baby, and was now going to go to prison for the rest of his life. He would have a cell mate who was in the Vice Lords, and he would rape him...every night for three months. He'd toss him aside, a used shell of a man, trading him casually in the prison yard to a Mexican drug mule for a pack of smokes and a copy of "Jamaican Jugz". He would be unable to sit for weeks, and would have to sleep on the lice-ridden mattress on his stomach, crying himself silently to sleep, unable to...the car changed lanes, flying past him on the right, a blur of a red VW Jetta with a roofrack. Brad's authoriterrorian induced visage of the future faded as he crossed the rumble strip, quickly correcting to keep the truck on the road.

Etymology: authoritarian - submission to authority; terror - palpable fear


Fantastic sentence (as usual), and fits the definition nicely! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-20: 09:16:00

when you try to say the word it comes out like a dog barking - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-20: 11:11:00

Laugh-out-loud funny story! Great creation. - Tigger, 2008-03-20: 11:55:00

You have a great imagination and the vocabulary and ability to share it ever so wittily. You really know how to play with words! As always ... Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:42:00


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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


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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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.


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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Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: nur-fuhz

Sentence: She'd done nothing wrong, but after he'd been following her for six blocks, the cop in her rearview had Gina feeling totally nerfuzz! Were her tags up to date? Were her lights okay? Did she remember her hand signals?!

Etymology: From "nervous" and "fuzz" (slang for police)

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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)


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


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Created by: kimmarie

Pronunciation: cop-shus

Sentence: Ever since she thought of lifting that pack of gum from the 7-eleven she has been copscious of anyone around her in uniform.

Etymology: cop + conscious

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Created by: Anemeus

Pronunciation: [kɑːpres]

Sentence: Copress is the feeling that rise up being followed by policemen. Examples: "I am feeling copress" "It was copress for the police cars behind him"

Etymology: Cop, policeman Stress, be stressed

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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

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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