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'Listen for the ring!'

DEFINITION: v., To call your cellphone when you have misplaced it, hoping that it will ring so that you can locate it. n., The sound of a lost cellphone.

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Myselocate

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: my sell uh kate

Sentence: Henrietta did not accompany Herman to the dog show because she could not successfully myselocate her mobile phone and she was awaiting an important call from her dentist who eventually informed her that the radio signal she was receiving through her molar was actually not transceiver-related, but rather a side effect of the anti-psychotic medication she was taking.

Etymology: my+cell+locate

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Fringer

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: fring-ger

Sentence: Yesterday I couldn't find my cell phone. I had to fringer it from my land line. Turns out it was on the roof of my car.

Etymology: Mash up of Finger and Ring. Finger: Greek Finger; To discover, locate. + Ring: Old English hringan; To announce or proclaim.

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Rinloctize

Created by: worthingway

Pronunciation: rin-lock-tize

Sentence: i can't find my phone, will you rinloccitize it for me?

Etymology: ring+lost+tize

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COMMENTS:

I like the pronounciation and the way it sounds. - worthingway, 2007-11-10: 18:59:00

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Cellectivehearing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sell/ek/tiv/hearing

Sentence: Fortunately for Bill, who was forever misplacing his cell phone, his cellectivehearing was so finely tuned that he could pick out his ring tone in a hay stack.

Etymology: selective hearing + cell

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COMMENTS:

nice one JW - galwaywegian, 2008-10-08: 14:55:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-10-08: 14:59:00

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Hiddaring

Created by: forlove169

Pronunciation: hid-a-ring

Sentence: When Jan could not find her phone, her last option was hiddaringing it to find its location.

Etymology: A combination of hidden and a ring.

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Cryptomim

Created by: arandomperson97

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His phone was missing so he called it hoping to hear the ringtone.

Etymology: crypt-hidden o-song mim-to imitate

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Locataring

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: lō-kā'-tə-rĭng

Sentence: Instead of burrowing through the dozen or so piles and clothes and other junk in his room to find his cellphone, Kevin just picked up his home phone and pulled off a locataring, successfully homing in on the muffletone coming from the pocket of the jeans he wore yesterday.

Etymology: locate (Latin. locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.) + a + ring (Old English. hringan)

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Wringtone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ring tone

Sentence: When he misplaced his cellphone in his messy bedroom, George was fret with worry. His ringtone was a wringtone until he could trace it's location by calling his cell with his landline.

Etymology: Wring (to twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish, one's hands in frustration or worry) & Tone (sound;pitch) and Wordplay on Ringtone(the distinctive noise your cellphone makes when you get a call)

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Forgetcellnot

Created by: randomely

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Denialtone

Created by: cysglyd

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Calling the missing mobile gained him nothing but a plaintive denialtone.

Etymology: dialtone, denial

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James'

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-08: 00:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James