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Fauxtograft

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FOE-tahg-graft

Sentence: Farleigh's wardrobe was fauxtograft from one end of the closet to the other, all Walmart and Kmart but with tags he'd switched to make them seem to be fine designer clothing.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false) 'tog' (to dress especially in fine clothing) and 'graft' (to attach as if by grafting

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Egofrippery

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Eego-frip-per-ree

Sentence: The old forms of Macaroniism, Foppery, Self-promotion, Beggar thy neighbour, One-upmanship and Self-aggrandising house names, have now been superceded by the use of falsified consumer goods and status products in a blatent case of Egofrippery.

Etymology: Ego- I'm better than You! / Frippery - Empty or meaningless showing -off.

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COMMENTS:

Strong word choices ... Strong creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 09:18:00

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Intravest

Created by: JeffreyNorris

Pronunciation: in-trə-'vest

Sentence: For Christmas, we all decided to intravest our gifts; I put a regular blanket into a Snuggie box.

Etymology: intra- (within) + vest (garment)

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Counterfiat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kown ter fee yat

Sentence: Frederico Felonio was not just a suave playboy and wannabe mafioso, he actually owned synthetic samples of famous Italian brand names. He had fake Ferrugamo shoes, phoney Fendi bags, artificial Armani suits, plastic Prada products,pukey Pucci,mock Moschino, copy Cavalli and worst he drove a counterFiat. Many would think he was an imitation Italian or worse a Soprani Soprano... he tried to get out, but they kept pulling him back in!

Etymology: Counterfeit (make a copy of with the intent to deceive; not genuine; imitating something superior) & Fiat (Fiat S.p.A., an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino: Italian Automobile Factory of Turin), is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin in the Piedmont region)

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artr Very alliterate. - artr, 2010-05-12: 06:29:00

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Counterfeet

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kountərfēt

Sentence: John went to the flea market looking for a bargain. He found one vendor selling sports shoes at extremely low prices compared to retail stores. A minor inspection exposed them to be counterfeet. Air Jordons for $20? Another tip-off might have been the Nike ”swoosh” being applied with spray paint.

Etymology: counterfeit (made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud) + feet (plural form of foot)

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Christmiss

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Chris Miss

Sentence: I was so excited when I unwrapped my gift from Charles. The blue bag could only mean one thing! It was high fashion jewelry! I peeked inside and to my surprise, there was a price tag from a different store and CZ sticker on the ring, I just hate Christmiss!

Etymology: Christmas + Dumb people

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Pervhibition

Created by: lilyk12342

Pronunciation: perv-hi-bi-tion

Sentence: The man made quite a pervhibition about his new cell phone, which he advertised as an iPhone, although it was a knockoff.

Etymology: perv-from pervasion, to be distorted. hibition-from exhibition, a public display

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Brandfakes

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: brand fayks

Sentence: Brandon Phakes was a great marketing man except for one bad habit. Although he was paid to tout them, he did not believe in paying for brand recognition. He was famous for switching branded items with those of dubious origin. In this way he could pretend to own famous brands but actually pay discount prices for the fakes. Yes, when Brandon wanted to end consumer constipation, he just served himself some Brand Fakes and he would soften up the bowels of the economy and the market would loosen up.

Etymology: Bran Flakes (laxative cereal) & Brand (a name given to a product or service) & Fakes (not real, imitation, not genuine).

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Liabel

Created by: tbAG84

Pronunciation: ly-bel

Sentence: Jennifer could spot a fake Fendi from a mile away but this was worse. a plastic bag with Fendi scrwled across it is magic marker was the most heinous case of liabel she had ever witnessed.

Etymology: Libel- to misrepresent damagingly Label- a strip of cloth indicating a the manufacturer of a garment.

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COMMENTS:

pleese ignre thse typpos everywun. - tbAG84, 2008-03-03: 23:43:00

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Econolies

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: i/kon'/e/lize

Sentence: As a way to econolies, Sarah often mixed no name honey nut O's half and half with generic "regular" O's and then poured them back into the Honey Nut Cheerios box.

Etymology: economize (to avoid waste or extravagance) + lies (untruths)

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COMMENTS:

Clever blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-03: 18:44:00

Econolies and your sentence cheapscathes those cheapskates! Superbly innovative! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-03: 22:57:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-03: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by ddove60. Thank you ddove60. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-03-03: 10:00:00
Your definition, ddove60, along with your cartoon, James, inspired so many witty, clever verboticisms today, a wonderful slate of fun words here today!

Tigger - 2008-03-03: 22:16:00
The cartoon is hilarious, by the way. I bet that 'convertible' handles great!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-04: 15:16:00
Thanks silveryaspen and Tigger! ~ James

Ilan - 2008-12-30: 20:25:00
Spirit of the stairwell strikes again! Missed my chance to submit "abbrandizement".

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-12: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by ddove60. Thank you ddove60. ~ James

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DEFINITION: v. To purchase a low-cost product and cover it with the label, or put it inside the packaging of a premium brand. n. A cheap product, which has been repackaged, or relabeled, by the consumer to make it look like an expensive brand.

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