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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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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: A-stash-away

Sentence: Alice's "aystashaway" was discovered by Sam the computer technician at her work today as he was called in because the computer system shut down all of a sudden. He found her secret "aystashaway" and Alice went pale and was unable to speak because her mouth was crammed full with a stale doughnut. After Sam left...she hurried over to the back of the computer tower and unscrewed the screws and retrieved her other doughnut in her other "aystashaway". Alice breathed a sigh of relief smiled, like a little kid with a big secret and sat down to drink her coffee. The next thing she knew the computer tower started to smoke and spark and out went all the lights in the building! Then... the fire alarm went off and the water sprinklers came on. That day she decided it's best to keep her "aystashaway" away from electronic devices.

Etymology: Combination of an A and a Y to be pronounced as "Ay" as in a stash... Stash;a place in which something is stored secretly; hiding place; cache. Away;Out of existence in a secure place or manner. (or so Alice thought)


metrohumanx Alice was a stash away from disaster! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:27:00


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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.


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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ohm-NISH-shynt

Sentence: Having several cleverly disguised hiding places around his home and garage for goodies he wanted to keep only for his own uses, Willie smugly considered himself to be omnichecient and quite clever.

Etymology: Blend of the prefix 'omni' (A combining form denoting all, every, everywhere; as in omnipotent, all-powerful; omnipresent) 'niche' (A recess in a wall) play on the word omniscient (all knowing)

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: oar-phick-NOO-trih-CASH (orphinnutricached, orphicnutricacher)

Sentence: Shirly was mad-she cut her own hair- Putting on pounds though her cupboard was bare- Authorities came and seized her computers- She was a foodlum but they were like looters- Unearthing her privately secluded stash- But not her ORPHICNUTRICACHE

Etymology: ORPHIC+NUTRItion+CACHE=ORPHICNUTRICACHE_____ ORPHIC: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence, beyond ordinary understanding......NUTRITOUS: the act or process of nourishing or being nourished, the sum of the processes by which an animal takes in and utilizes food substances; Middle English nutricioun, from Late Latin nutrition-, nutritio, from Latin nutrire.....CACHE: a secure place of storage, a hiding place especially for concealing and preserving provisions or implements; French, from cacher to press, hide, from Vulgar Latin *coacticare to press together, from Latin coactare to compel, frequentative of cogere to compel.


That's a long word there Metrohumanx,Way to go! I can always count on your clever wit and humor and you're nice too :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-18: 03:10:00

metrohumanx Thanks! I've been trying to shorten my words, but no luck. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:23:00

Part of the fun is seeing how long your word is! Look forward to your intricate etymologies! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 11:48:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: chok + oh + lock + ur

Sentence: Crissy craved chocolate. She was always chewing on a chunk, chip, bar, nugget, kiss or cookie....anything with chocolate. She decided to collocate everything she craved in a huge chocolocker. It became her chewy, crispy chocolate containing cabinet, secured with a combination lock.

Etymology: Chocolate and Locker >> We all know what Chocolate means. This chocolate is contained in a locked cabinet so it can be hidden away....


Sweet alliteration! Sweet creation! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 11:40:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chipbəngk

Sentence: When Chip's brother went off to college the bedroom was all his. The first thing he did was to squirrel away some of his favorite snacks. He could never do this before because his brother would always ferret them out. He had cookies in shoe boxes in his closet - gummy bears in his sock drawer. He found that he could replace his brother's pillow with bags of chips. He took over the upper berth so he now had Chip's bunk and a chipbunk.

Etymology: chip (a thin slice of food made crisp by being fried, baked, or dried and typically eaten as a snack) + bunk (a piece of furniture consisting of two beds, one above the other, that form a unit)


Makes me hungry just reading about it. Good word! - Mustang, 2009-03-18: 19:21:00


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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).


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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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: stash-pyle

Sentence: Mona's stashpile of several President's Choice massive milk chocolate bars were strategically hidden inside the photocopier to make them slightly softer and creamy.

Etymology: stash + pile (like stockpile)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: cash heer

Sentence: Penny told everyone that she was a cashier, but that was just a beard for the thing she did at home with booze, chocolate and potato chips. She would find a way to cachehere them all over the house. Tradesmen were always finding goodies when they were called in to repair things.

Etymology: Cache (secret hiding place) & Here (this place or location)& WordPlay on Cashier (person who recieves or pays out money)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tch ub eeee ho llll

Sentence: what was concealed in the chubbyhole eventaully became obvious in all the wrong places

Etymology: cubby hole chubby

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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