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'Why can't you get it up?'

DEFINITION: n., A Christmas tree, ornament or caroler that, no matter how it is tied, tethered and tilted, refuses to stay upright. v., To be so full of Christmas cheer that you simply sparkle, twinkle and tip over.

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: tip-sell

Sentence: It seemed our 8 foot inflatable Santa Clause was full of tipsel, as he even managed to droop over despite the bungee cords wrapping him to the banister. No more egg nog and cookies for him!!

Etymology: tip + tinsel

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Top-see-furr-tree

Sentence: It as the same every year, as soon as the last bauble was hung on the branch the whole thing went topsyfirtree. Julia decided next year she would forget the tree and decorate the cactus instead.

Etymology: Play on topsyturvy(a word used to describe something that leans or topples


excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-15: 11:43:00


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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /slahn'-tuh-kawzd/

Sentence: The Christmas tree was hopelessly slantacaused, looking like it was about to fallalalala, but we soon had bigger problems to worry about when Uncle Frank suddenly swooned, hiccupped, and dropped like a missletoe, cracking his Eggnoggin on the mantel.

Etymology: slant - at an oblique angle; aslant (from Middle English, slenten) + Santa-claus (from Dutch, Sinterklaas) + cause[d] - the reason for a condition or result (from Latin, causa)


Perhaps Uncle Frank, after the knock on his 'eggnoggin' will get mental blocks for Christmas! Good word and, as always, thorough etymology! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-10: 05:06:00


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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: tilt-en-bawm

Sentence: "O Tiltenbaum, O Tiltenbaum, How angled are your branches! O Tiltenbaum, O Tiltenbaum, How can I fill all your patches?"

Etymology: Tilt + Tannenbaum.


this is the best so far! lol love it! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2007-12-10: 10:14:00

Great word!! - Mustang, 2007-12-10: 16:45:00

EXCELLENT! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-10: 17:47:00


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Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Tree-Rec-Tile-DIS-FUNK-SHUN

Sentence: The poor sap had a it bad. The treerectiledysfunkshun had developed over night and left us all feeling a bit droopy.

Etymology: Erection and Viagara and Limpy Poppa


Dude, mine was SOOOO first! - idavecook, 2007-12-10: 18:13:00

Hehe! Guess you just Christmissed it! Hope ya don't feel like a recycled fruitcake. Merry everything idave! - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-10: 19:35:00


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Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Deck-or-not

Sentence: No matter how sturdy their tree was, Jim's favorite Christmas ornament was a decoranot. It weighed five pounds and would always make his tree lean to the right.

Etymology: "Decora" from decorate and "Not"

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: care-EEL-ing

Sentence: It was clear that Virgil was experiencing an over abundance of the bottled kind of Christmas spirits, as he was careeling about as he trimmed the tree and was noticeably slurring and forgetting words to the Christmas Carols he was trying to sing.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'Caroling' (Singing Christmas songs) and 'reeling' (to sway about in standing or walking, as from dizziness, intoxication, etc.; stagger) and a play on the word 'careening' (to sway or cause to sway dangerously over to one side)

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: YOOL-uhs-droop

Sentence: It was a sad case of yulersdroop as Bob's Christmas tree lay limp, in the sagging silence of the night, in a gloomy, groggy mistlethroe of dejected detumescence

Etymology: Yule, n. [OE. yol, [yogh]ol, AS. ge['o]l; akin to ge['o]la December or January, Icel. j[=o]l Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. Jolly.] Christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior. Anglo-Saxons' name for a two-month midwinter season corresponding to Roman December and January. DROOP: sagging, sinking, bending, hanging down, as fro weakness or lack of support.


sad indeed - perhaps a little gin in the water dish would perk it up - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-15: 11:45:00

It was pining for the fjords of Norway. - Nosila, 2008-12-15: 19:57:00

metrohumanx Finland Finland Finland- The country where I long to be..... - metrohumanx, 2008-12-16: 19:35:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mis il wo

Sentence: When Ronnie decorates for Christmas, he always hangs up the mistletoe in the hopes that the pretty girls will kiss him under it. Sadly, he has never succeeded,he gets mistlewoe instead, because he hangs it from his belt buckle...

Etymology: Mistletoe (plant Druids worshipped and at Christmas today, if hung on door frame, the people under it must kiss)& Woe (misery, sadness)

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: gar leand

Sentence: Sparkling soda, laced with good cheer, gave everyone twinkling red eyes, shining red noses, and tipsy walks, making everyone slightly sinclined. As they swayed around the room, their arms garleaned around everyone.

Etymology: GARLAND, LEANED. GARLAND - a round, circular Christmas decoration that is hung over. LEANED - tilted, listed, unable to stay upright.


I was swayed by the sparkling soda...seconds? - Mustang, 2008-12-15: 08:39:00

lovely visual - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-15: 11:41:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-10: 01:39:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes Thank you purpleartichokes ~ James

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Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James