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'There's a donut in your DVD Tray!'

DEFINITION: n. A hiding place which is used to store emergency supplies like donuts, booze and candies. v. To hide special treats in secret locations around your home or office, so you can access them when needed.

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Chocalotdrop

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: chocolate drop

Sentence: Theo surreptitiously withdrew a Mars Bar from the chocalotdrop. Unfortunately he was spotted by the cleaner who yelled out "Mr. Bromine! so you are the culprit inviting all the ants into the office".

Etymology: chocolate drop (a sweet treat) + a lot (large quantity) + drop (a location for depositing things eg. book drop at the library)

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Clever! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 13:05:00

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Shotspot

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: shot - spot

Sentence: Ernie could not get through the day without a shot or two of rum, vodka, gin, brandy, whisky or some alcoholic fix. Because he did not want anyone to know his weakness, he kept a secret place he called his shotspot where he kept the flavor of the day, along with his special shot glass.

Etymology: shot and spot; also play on "hotspot"

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Great originality. Did you know that most hard liquor has so much sugar in its simplest form that a shot is a 100 calories! Sure puts alcohol in the sweet treat category. Shotspot is a tiptop create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 20:03:00

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Stashaslot

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: stash-a-slot

Sentence: I see the problem with your computer memory... your stashaslot is full of sticky goo!

Etymology: Stash- To hide or store away in a secret place. A- Used before nouns and noun phrases that denote a single but unspecified person or thing. Slot- A narrow opening; a groove or slit.

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Cachedrawer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kash draw er

Sentence: Simon had a place to hide goodies for a rainy day, or a day when his Mom decided he had not earned any treats. His cachedrawer was a hollowed out section on his old computer. Eventually though his mom caught on...when the ants kept crawling in and out of his hard drive. They were his original computer bugs.

Etymology: Cache (a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons);(computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics;a secret store of valuables or money) & Cash Drawer (a till or place to lock valuables)

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Contrabank

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: CON trah BANK

Sentence: At the girls dormitory cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, and even chocolate or any kind of junk food were considered contraband. Sue thought life without vices was more of a sin than with them. Her life would be contritely bland, without her contraband, so she had a whole contrabank of goodies.

Etymology: CONTRABAND: BANK:

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metrohumanx Good one! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:25:00

Terrific one letter change! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 11:45:00

loved it. - mweinmann, 2009-03-18: 12:57:00

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Storeo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sto ree o

Sentence: People who did not grow up in large families did not understand the need to stash away treats from competitive siblings. Treats were few and far between and therefore had to be locked away, guarded or secreted in unlikely places in order to savour when the coast was clear. The old man's pride and joy was his new fangled stereo, complete with 2 large speakers. These speakers today are minute, but in the good old days, they were large, rectangular boxes, big enough to be pieces of furniture themselves. They were open at the back and the space behind them was large enough to store treats that were squirreled away until later, unseen from casual observation at the front of the unit. Hence, the stereo became the storeo. Hi-Fi actually stood for Hide & Find, not High Fidelity. You waited and watched to see which sibling paid unreasonable attention to an inanimate object, like a speaker box, and then you knew where his cache of goodies lay. It was psychologically impossible for him not to keep checking on the loot guiltily. When he was in the bathroom or outside playing, you then helped yourself to his treats. Of course, you had him, because he could not complain to the folks, or the old man would have his hide for putting his sound system at risk with melty treats, like oreo cookies. It was a perfect arrangement and it was true, the forbidden fruit always tasted sweeter!

Etymology: Stereo (reproducer in which two microphones feed two or more loudspeakers to give a three-dimensional effect to the sound ) & Store (to save;a supply of something available for future use) & Stow (stash something away) & Oreo (the famous choclate cookie with a white cream filling).

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metrohumanx I've heard stories of snack-depivation. Kids secretly gorging themselves on sweet baking ingredeients- even molasses- just for the sugar. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:31:00

What a storeovision! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 11:53:00

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Hoardaway

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: hoard a weigh

Sentence: When it comes to sweets and treats, especially nuts, Hazel likes to make like a squirrel and stash them in a cache. Hazel would be most upset if you found a way into her hoardaway.

Etymology: HOARD - to secretly accumulate and collect. AWAY - missing, as in missing so no one else can have it. HOARDAWAY is also a word play on HIDE AWAY.

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What do most hoardaways dislike? Da weigh in! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 00:52:00

metrohumanx You always take the HARDWAY! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:24:00

Hordes of people (and squirrels) would love to find Hazel's hidden hoardaway... - mweinmann, 2009-03-18: 13:02:00

especially her cachew stash, mweinmann! Better not let her cacheyou! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 20:10:00

Awesome! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-19: 00:02:00

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Smorgashoard

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smor gas hord

Sentence: Thor, being of Viking descent, had developed the habit of hiding olaf his food all around his home, so that he could eat or drink something wherever he was with little effort. He hid candies in his mail box; mead bottles in his toilet tank(Skol!); herring in his ottoman storage area; nuts in his sock drawer and potato chips in his computer desk. He called this food his smorgashoard, or so the saga goes. It seemed like a good idea until the insects and mice found his cache and overran his home. Now Thor is full of re-Norse and he will have to find other ways to be toastin' Odin, like pillaging his fridge and raiding his pantry.

Etymology: Smorgasbord (an assortment of foods served as a buffet meal) & Hoard (a secret store of valuables or money; save up as for future use)

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mmmmmmmmmm - galwaywegian, 2010-09-29: 08:15:00

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Snacache

Created by: Radegar

Pronunciation: snakaysh (alt) snakash

Sentence: George hid his personal treats in his well hidden snacache. (n) No one could snacache her supplies like Juie (v).

Etymology: A combination of snack and cache

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Welcome! You really cached in on this one! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 12:33:00

Excellent!! - Mustang, 2009-03-18: 19:20:00

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Laysaway

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: leys-uh-wey

Sentence: Josh has more hiding places for snacks around the office than he can remember. He definitely believes in the Laysaway plan.

Etymology: Lays (a snack brand) layaway (an article or item put away for annuitized payments)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-18: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-18: 19:57:00
As I looked at the list of todays verbotomies in daily stats ... it struck me that we had a lot of new words of pots of old! (big wink/silly grin) But the clever creates are golden again today!

kateinkorea - 2009-03-19: 00:00:00
I came from a big family, so I was laughing by the first sentence. Good word.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-29: 00:38:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James