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Cowtow

Created by: zabxuq

Pronunciation: kou-tou

Sentence: When her boss asked how she liked the new mud-guppies in the office aquarium, despite her revulsion, Laura began to cowtow. "They're so adorable..."

Etymology: Play on Kowtow; to specifically kowtow about an animal (bovine or otherwise).

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Mustang, 2009-01-01: 22:21:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-01: 22:28:00

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Peturbed

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petərbd

Sentence: Jill is often peturbed by her roommate’s little darling. She finds it upetsetting to have to double-check every time she wants to sit in a chair, slip on a pair of shoes or take a bath. Worst yet is that she feels it obligatory to feign joy to pet her roomie’s serpent.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure) + perturbed (make someone anxious or unsettled)

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Beastbuddy

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: beast BUD ee

Sentence: "Um, isn*t a scorpion kind of a dangerous pet?" she asked, as she scooted toward the other end of the couch. "Shhh - you'll hurt Spike*s feelings! He doesn*t even know he's supposed to be scary. He's my beastbuddy and would never hurt anyone," he responded. "Just make sure to shake out your shoes before you leave - you know, so you don*t hurt him. He gets a tiny bit cranky when people step on him."

Etymology: best buddy + beast

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COMMENTS:

Is Spike a Scorpio..good word - Nosila, 2010-05-18: 20:02:00

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Petrend

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pet - trend

Sentence: Milo would petrend that he liked Joey's Gila Monster, even though the creepy critter barred his teeth and ran after him every time he visited.

Etymology: This is a combination of the word Pet and Pretend, flpped around. Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement) + Pretend (make-believe: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend")

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Pettunafish

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: peh/toona/fish

Sentence: Sue had grave reservations about swimming with Jonah's pettunafish, even though he swore it smelled like petunias.

Etymology: pet + tuna fish + petunia

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Cute, clever, and funny! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 21:56:00

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Gloripetation

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: glow-ri-pe-tay-tion

Sentence: It took some gloripetatious backpedaling to convince her that I believed the cat was charming, although it was mangy and from what hair it did retain dangled dingle-berries.

Etymology: glorification+pet=gloripetation

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COMMENTS:

shoulda been gloripet in verb form, gerund is gloripetting. - queenjane75, 2008-03-07: 15:20:00

Unique creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:26:00

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Abhorable

picabomama

Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: abhor/able

Sentence: David was so cute and so charming and so rich that Tiffany found herself cuddling up with his menagerie of abhorable animals, despite her fear of venomous attack.

Etymology: A play on the word adorable, replacing ador with abhor, meaning to to detest.

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COMMENTS:

perfect word! my sister's dog is abhorable with the way she lunges and flies at my face and barks in a high pitched, glass breaking squeal of a bark, but I have to pretend I love her...my sister worships her - diyan627, 2008-03-07: 14:29:00

Sometimes we read more into a word as the day goes on ... abhorrible ... homonym to abhorable! So good I'll be using it! Great originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:04:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-03-08: 06:31:00

The concept of this game is to create new words, not submit commonly used words. (It was on urban dictionary years b4 you submitted it.) - dctotx, 2013-02-01: 07:33:00

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Fauxlove

Created by: kalisnowflake

Pronunciation: foh-luhve

Sentence: Kelly fauxloved Tim's pet ferret, but agreed to take care of it while he was away.

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Taipander

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Tahy-PAN-der

Sentence: Bob would do almost anything to slither up the corporate ladder to success; but when he, with open arms of alacrity, agreed to care permanently for his boss's pettiles, his toady taipander, taipandery and taipandering almost lead to a posthumous promotion.

Etymology: TAIPAN: (Oxyuranus scutellatus) Australia has 30 different kinds of venomous snakes. The largest and most poisonous of them is the taipan (tie-pan). It is in fact considered to be the most venomous snake in the world. The taipan was named by anthropolgist Donald Thompson after the word used by the Wik-Mungkan Aboriginal people of central Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. & PANDER: yield (to); give satisfaction to [syn: gratify, grovel]

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Great word...venominous with some of the slithery corporate taips one meets! Happy New Year...Hope it eel be a krait one! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:59:00

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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv ill ser pent

Sentence: Ana Conda had always had a crush on Monty Python. When he had finally asked her out on a date, he picked her up in his Viper and took her out dancing the Mamba and the Fangdango, at the CobraCabana. They made a strange couple, as she was wearing her Boa and Garter and he his Mocassins and chewing Wrigglies gum. He asked for the bill and because he was a fast Adder, they left quickly in his old Rattler. When they got to his apartment,he slithered into the bedroom, came out with a ring and proposed. He then showed her his enormous asp, which was in a huge krait. Although it was a civilserpent, Ana became hissterical. Her breathing felt constricted and her heart was in the pit of her stomach. She ran out of hiss place and as she fled, he yelled after her, with venom, "I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: civil (polite, showing regard for others in manners)& serpent (limbless scaly elongate reptile)

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COMMENTS:

I know it's a cop-out, I gave this response last year the first time it was asked...but I have to admit, it is one of my favourites! Slither & Yawn...Fangs for the memories! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:43:00

petaj I'll roverindulge you and say "it's worth a vote the second time around too" - petaj, 2009-01-02: 00:47:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Tigger - 2008-03-07: 02:48:00
If I can post a YouTube link here, this one's pretty amusing, and relevant to this definition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq6NJ7kKEag

silveryaspen - 2009-01-01: 01:30:00
Song of the day is "Oh Deer, What can the matter be?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-18: 10:43:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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