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'What's wrong with your husband's voice?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who adopts the stylings, mannerisms and even of the personality of their favorite rock, movie or television star. v. To derive your identity from someone else, especially a famous person.

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Celebritme

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sel leb brit mee

Sentence: Wally Wannabee fancied himself a dead ringer for John Cleese, the British Monty Python Comedian. He particularly thought himself as a perfect Basil Fawlty. In his little town, where most had seen the Fawlty Towers series, since they had access to a PBS station, Wally thought himself a celebritme. His famous line was to address his long-suffering wife as "Sybill, my litle nest of vipers" and his Mexican neighbour, Felipe, as "Manuel, he's from Barthalona". The only way his wife could get him to do any housework was to tell him that the Health Inspectors were in town. (But don't mention the War!)

Etymology: Celebrity (a widely known person;famous;the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed) & Brit (a native or inhabitant of Great Britain) & Me (I, myself, first person singular)

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Imperformerate

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: im per FORM er ate

Sentence: Bob first began imperformerating while showering; but then his imperformances became less private - like when he did the dishes. The imperformances had many imperfections and embarrassed his family. Nevertheless, Bob loyally took on more and more of his favourite star’s qualities.

Etymology: From impersonate and performer.

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Mockstar

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mok + st + r

Sentence: Jeffrey grew up dreaming that he would become famous singing the songs that he wrote, travelling the world with screaming fans following him. Instead, he became a mockstar, singing songs written by others in their voices with only about 15 fans following him.

Etymology: mock, rock, star

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COMMENTS:

like it - galwaywegian, 2009-05-06: 09:39:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:25:00

Simple, succint, efficient. - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 19:05:00

good word! - splendiction, 2009-05-06: 23:05:00

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Micarious

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: mike airy us

Sentence: "When the Jester sang for the King and Queen in a coat he borrowed from James Dean" he was probably not being micarious, but my attempts to channel Don certainly are. Alas, they're almost bad enough to deserve an (American) Pie in my face...

Etymology: Mic(rophone): used to amplify the voices of performers, both good and bad. Vicarious: To take the place of or imitate another, to feel what's it's like to be them.

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COMMENTS:

Dressing up for the part made him microbial as well? - Mustang, 2009-05-06: 06:33:00

:-) I just love all the Dylan references in American Pie ... - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 23:08:00

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Zimmpersonate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: zim purr sun ayt

Sentence: His Zimmpersonation was convincing for the most part, unless he had sinusitis or beans

Etymology: Zimmerman, impersonate

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COMMENTS:

another Dylan reference - you get a vote from me - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:19:00

mrskellyscl brilliant! - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-06: 18:56:00

Zimmortal word! - Nosila, 2009-05-06: 23:23:00

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Autocroon

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: Auto-crewn

Sentence: Johnny couldn't resist breaking into falsetto every time the Bee-Gees came over the airwaves. Janice just laughed, "Here we go again with the autocroon!" Although Johnny could really stand to prop up his vocals with some Auto-Tune.

Etymology: Auto-Tune + Croon

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Emutwolate

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: em/yu/tu/late

Sentence: Bob changed his name to Bono and now talks with an Irish accent as he desperately tries to emutwolate his favoutite rock star. He's even started wearing those clunky spongy shoes to make himself look taller.

Etymology: emulate + U2

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Elvisator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: el-vus-AY-ter

Sentence: Rancid is a rabid fan of Elvis and often launches into his elvisator persona wherein he loses himself.

Etymology: Use of the name of Elvis + suffix 'ator'....one who acts.

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Imparisonator

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: imparisənātər

Sentence: Betty lives her life as an imparisonator. She thinks she looks (and acts) just like Paris Hilton. The fact that she is 5ft-3 and 200 pounds make the parody hard to believe. The fact that she has little talent, has spent time in jail and can't sing very well does makes it easier. Her friends are concerned for the safety of pet Labrador when she dresses it up and tries to carry it around in her purse.

Etymology: impersonator (pretend to be (another person) as entertainment or in order to deceive someone) + Paris (Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, celebutante, heiress, model, media personality, singer and actress.)

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Mimickjagger

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: mi/mik/jag/ur

Sentence: His love for the greatest rock band in the world was reason enough to mimickjagger.

Etymology: mimic + Mick Jagger

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann, ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-05-06: 08:50:00
Great definition. I think everyone's really enjoyed their muses on one of the great poets of my generation.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-06: 20:12:00
Thank you mrskellyscl. I think everyone has lot's to say about this, because everyone does it... hopefully when no one else is listening ~James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-18: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James