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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: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon sta bull eed

Sentence: When Constance saw more than one police officer near her work, home, garage or gym, she felt constabullied, even though she was not breaking the law (on purpose.

Etymology: Constable (police officer) & Bullied (forced, coerced into doing something against one's will)

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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: 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: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: miss-place-sha-thor-ri-phobia

Sentence: There were police parked outside my apartment complex and although it's only misplatiathoriphobia, I can't help but think its for all the music I've been downloading.

Etymology: mis-placed; authority; phobia

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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: yelloweyes

Pronunciation: pawl-ih-preh-hen-siv-it-ee

Sentence: Shelly has a severe case of poliprehensivity! Every time she sees a cop car, she flinches and hisses like a scared ferret. I think she poliprehensives so often because her dad went to jail when she was a kid.

Etymology: Poli - from police; prehensivity - from apprehensive (anxious/fearful something bad will happen).

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Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) pār'ə-mĭl'ĭ-těr-ə-noi'ə

Sentence: After stealing a second refill in his Big Gulp, Zack was stricken with an intense paramilitarinoia. He decided it would be best to remain in his room playing "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" for the remainder of the weekend.

Etymology: paramilitar[y]+ -i- + [Para]noia


Interesting pair ah words to blend! You get the prize for possibly the longest verboticism of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:53:00


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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: cop ab il itee

Sentence: When Sherry forgot her purse at home and found she was driving around without her registration and insurance, she spotted a police car on every corner. Her copability was running in overdrive. She became particularly guilty of coplicity, when one of the squad cars appeared to be following her. She carefully tried evasive maneouvers, but it stayed with her. She was close to panic mode when the offending car swung off and into a donut shop parking lot. Whew, she thought...lucky they never realized that my no-good, two-timing boyfriend was bound up in the trunk!

Etymology: Cop (Slang for Police) & Culpability (a state of guilt)

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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: kop-oh-fo-bee-uh

Sentence: Alex was suffering severe copophobia when he was followed across state lines by a SWAT van. He thought they were following him because he tossed out a beer bottle earlier. Eventually he was pulled over and ony cited for littering.

Etymology: cop (slang for a police officer) + phobia (fear of something)


A SWAT van needed to chase a litter? Why only cited for drinking? Your sentence left me hanging! Please finish me off? Maybe I'm just copophobic ... scared too senseless ... to figure it out! Very meaning full word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 16:56:00


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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
Уважаемые пользователи, друзья! Хотелось бы поделиться несложной и оч

GeorgeSib - 2018-05-27: 19:51:00
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