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'Come on! You must be pregnant...'

DEFINITION: v., To enthusiastically congratulate a woman on her pending motherhood, only to be told that you are mistaken. n., The dashed expectations and pregnant silence that follows mistaken congratulations.

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Notpregnantpause

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: not-preg-nuhnt-pawz

Sentence: The tension in the air was noticable during the notpregnantpause between the time when Jerry asked Carol she was due and moment she kicked him in the leg.

Etymology: Not: used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition. + Pregnant Pause: Slang - Silence filled with suspense.

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Pregsume

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: preg-zoom

Sentence: They pregsumed to Gladys at the Christmas lunch since she appeared to be "eating for two".

Etymology: pregnant + presume

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Corpatulate

Created by: psychicbard

Pronunciation: kor*pa*chew*late

Sentence: Ryan unbeknowingly corpatulated the woman on her pregnancy-shaped beer-belly.

Etymology: Latin "corpus"-body "gratulari"-to wish joy corpulent+congratulate

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Pregerr

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pregər

Sentence: The newest memo from the head office said that cashiers should find some way to compliment each customer, whether that be their clothing, their hair or jewelry. Bill was anxious to be the first to get on the company bandwagon but only succeeded in putting his sizable foot in his mouth. In congratulating the next person in line on an upcoming maternity, he offered up the ultimate pregerr. The man he was talking to was not even slightly amused.

Etymology: pregnant (having a child or young developing in the uterus) + err (be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake)

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Pregknot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: preg nät

Sentence: Tom was watching his pending promotion sliding away. He tied himself up in a big pregknot by suggesting that the boss's wife was expecting. He incurred the wrath of the obeast when he offered that she must be carrying twins.

Etymology: pregnant (having a child or young developing in the womb) + knot (a complex and intractable problem)

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COMMENTS:

+ not as she's not pregnant - another great word artr - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:04:00

Very good - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-06: 17:27:00

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Oopsybaby

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: oopsy+baby

Sentence: Man did they scare him with a look from hell when he oopsybabyed the wife.He thought boy she needs the Marino diet.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Stressing the first syllable makes this a fun word to say and the 2nd and 4th syllables rhyme ... fun word. Could have other daffynitions ... like: 1) what you say when you drop a baby. 2) what you say when you spill a drink on your date's lap 3) what you say when you baby, filling his diabper, smells up the room! I think you could have a lot of fun thinking up daffynitions for this word! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 15:16:00

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Jestation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jes/ta/tion

Sentence: Sally gave up jestating when a friend announced that he could feel the baby kick against the palms of my hands only to be told, after a pregnant pause, that it was just gas.

Etymology: gestation + jest

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:10:00

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Guterr

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gut ur

Sentence: He guterred, and the misconception was badly disguised when he sympathised with her trapped wind issues

Etymology: gut err

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COMMENTS:

what a gas - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:02:00

He should keep his mind out of the gutter! - Nosila, 2008-11-04: 22:22:00

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Missedconception

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: mis′d·con·cep′·tion

Sentence: Although Kimberly would never admit it, she desperately wanted to have a child; Loretta did not. But Loretta looked pregnant, and was often asked by strangers "when is your boy or girl due?" This didn't bother Loretta, who would park in expectant mother spaces and convince offices where she occasionally temped to host baby showers. "What are you going to do with all these baby clothes?" asked Kimberly "I don't know," responded Loretta "dress my dolls and plants with them. Come meet Mr. Fern and his kids." Loretta's flippant attitude annoyed Kimberly, who realized that they were both the victims of missedconception.

Etymology: missed (feel absence of) + conception (making a baby) Play on Misconception (a false impression or belief)

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Notivity

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: noht iv it eeeeeeee

Sentence: The news of her notivity was greeted with surprise and many tears. The tears were due to the escape of all the wind which had caused the rumour in the first place

Etymology: nativity eh... not?

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COMMENTS:

maternally yours... - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:33:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-13: 00:30:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang Thank you Mustang ~ James

silveryaspen - 2007-12-13: 14:19:00
very nice play on words ... but the meaning could be mistaken for a man's padded belly while playing Santa.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-01: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

rickki - 2011-02-05: 18:22:00
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