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'Why are you sniffing your phone?'

DEFINITION: n., A compulsive need to sniff everything and anything you pick up, even things that typically do not have distinctive odors. v., To habitually sniff everything within your grasp -- just to make sure it's fresh.

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Pancompulsniffia

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: Pan-cum-pul-snif'- e-uh

Sentence: I'm worried about him. The intensity of his pancompulsniffia is becoming problematic.

Etymology: pan- all, everything + compulsive/sniff + ia - medical condition

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Addictodor

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: addict'o-door

Sentence: He's an addictodor. He even smell dogs' butts.

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Sniffixation

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: snif-fix-a-shun

Sentence: Jim had such a sniffixation about freshness that Rita refused to go with him to buy groceries anymore. Anyone who watched him smell, poke, squeeze and taste the fruits and vegetables was too grossed out to buy them when he got done with them. He sniffed the meats to make sure they weren't spoiled, the cheeses to see if they were still good and the fish to make sure it hadn't gone belly up. But when he began to sniff the cat food she had enough.

Etymology: sniff + fixation:an obsessive preoccupation

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Snufflebored

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snuf fel bord

Sentence: Having been dragged by his new wife on a touted cruise, Smell Gibson sniffed everything around him. His bride was embarrassed to find him sniffing cutlery (not just his own) at the dinner table and lifeboats, door handles, really all and everything else on the ship. When asked, he told her he was playing snufflebored. She didn't know whether it was boredom, a manic compulsion or that he had a germ detector built in his nose, but her groom's actions mortified her. It was a pity he had no life preserver to sniff when he mysteriously was thrown overboard on their last day at sea...

Etymology: Snuffle (sniff or smell inquiringly) & Bored (tired of the world;uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence) & Play on Shuffleboard (a game in which players use long sticks to shove wooden disks onto the scoring area marked on a smooth surface; less exertive form of exercise at retirement homes and seniors'cruises)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl cute! - mrskellyscl, 2010-03-24: 07:26:00

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Scentimental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sent i men tal

Sentence: Jill hated when Harvey went into his scentimental mode and sniffed everything in sight and imagined the worst of all things he smelled.

Etymology: Scent (smell, aroma) & Mental (affected by a disorder of the mind) & Wordplay on Sentimental (effusively or insincerely emotional)

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Funkjunkie

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: funk-junk-ee

Sentence: Fenella's compulsive sniffing had a nasty side-effect whereby she became addicted to strong, even repulsive, odours. She was diagnosed as a funkjunkie.

Etymology: funk (a strong smell) + junkie (addict)

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COMMENTS:

Good one petaj. I like the sound of it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-29: 19:08:00

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Whiffappropo

Created by: psi4got

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Sentence: Janelle looked over to find Dave in a fit of whiffappropo with his phone. "Would you please stop doing that in public!" she said under her breath.

Etymology: To catch a whiff of an odor and breathe in sharply through the nose to identify the 'flavor.' Appropo comes from a deliberate twist of the French word apropos meaning appropriate and in this case does it smell proper at this time.

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Unsniffaphobia

Created by: hipposwimming444

Pronunciation: uh-n-sniff-ah-fo-be-ah

Sentence: The poor man suffered from unsniffaphobia.

Etymology: un: -reverse or oppisite sniff: -the act of smelling phobia: -to fear/the fear of

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Inhailstorm

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in hayle storm

Sentence: Being with Eddie was like always being in an inhailstorm. This was because he had to compulsively sniff at each and everything, just to ensure it had not gone off. One could easily testify that the only thing that had ever "gone off" was Eddie himself. Once a gifted wine "nose" and then a gifted perfume "nose", Eddie had smelltered himself to the situation where people only called upon him if their carbon monoxide detectors failed or they suspected a gas leak. Yes, Eddie had stuck his nose in one too many places and now was facing a de-scent into madness!

Etymology: hail (precipitate as small ice particles;enthusiastic greeting ) & inhale (to breathe in) & hailstorm (a storm during which hail falls)

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metrohumanx PEALS of uproarious laughter, Lady! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:03:00

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Gaspirate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gas pir ayt

Sentence: They called Barney the bloodhound, because he would gaspirate every object that came into his hand. It was embarrassing enough for friends when he did it in restaurants and stores. But when he started doing it to new people he'd meet, they just had to keep a sniff upper lip and hope he would not describe what he smelled.

Etymology: Gasp (a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open) & Aspirate (inhale;suck in air, along with whatever smells accompany said lungful)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-01: 07:47:00
Remistram also submitted definition about compulsive sniffing, so I have added her name to the credits for this definition. Thank you again to kabloozie and remistram. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-24: 00:37:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James