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'I bet you wrapped this all by yourself, didn't you?'

DEFINITION: v., To receive a gift covered in previously used wrap. n., Recycled gift-wrap, may or may not suit the occasion.

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Wraponomical

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: wrap/uh/nom/i/kuhl

Sentence: John is a seasoned wraponomical gifter, retriving wrapcycled paper from his special wrapceptacle where he keeps all his wrapclaimed paper.

Etymology: wrap + economical

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COMMENTS:

bravo John - he should buy a special Christmas plant called a recyclamen - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-19: 12:44:00

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Wrapredux

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rap-re-dux

Sentence: Trying his best to put positive spin on his miserly habit of reusing wrapping paper, Elmore blithely referred to it as 'rapredux', thinking others would regard it and his stinginess favorably.

Etymology: Blend of wrap and redux....('to bring back')

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Giftcrap

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: gift-krap

Sentence: She may have thought more of the John Deere sweater if it didn't come packaged in the giftcrap from his bachelor party.

Etymology: gift wrap, crap

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Preusedcellophane

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: pre-ews-da-sel-oh-fane

Sentence: She clearly showed her recognition of the previosly used wrapping paper she had used to wrap his sons birthday present.

Etymology: pre:before + used + cellophane:thin plastic sheeting

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Wraprication

Created by: monkeywithamonocle

Pronunciation: rap-ree-kay-shun

Sentence: The fabrication of gift wrapping with possible reprocussions.

Etymology: Wrap, fabrication

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Clever! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-23: 10:15:00

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Rebesmearing

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: re be SMEER ing

Sentence: His rebesmearing of the Christmas gift was insulting as the gift wrap was clearly used, wrinkled, and for a wedding for heaven's sake!

Etymology: BESMEAR: to cover, make dirty RE: again

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Rewrappled

Hawgy

Created by: Hawgy

Pronunciation: re-wrap-pled

Sentence: I rewrappled your gift with this old newspaper.

Etymology: A combination of recyled and wrapping

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COMMENTS:

Simple but effective...wrapturous - Nosila, 2008-12-22: 23:07:00

metrohumanx I like the way that sounds...Rewrappled....kind of fruity! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-23: 10:14:00

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Wrapstar

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rap star

Sentence: Rodney, aka Dr Rod, was famous for being able to swathe gifts in any type of material for giving. He was the wrapstar in the family and people equally looked forward to and dreaded his creativity...

Etymology: Wrap Star, Wordplay on Rap Star (genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged-Star meaning a commercially successful entertainer of the genre)

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Bagain

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: ba-gayn

Sentence: Clive's tendency to bagain was applauded amongst the other eco-warriors. He (somewhat boastfully) claimed he could use a brown paper bag at least a dozen times before consigning it to the compost heap.

Etymology: bag + again

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Poopiermache

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: poop/ee/ay/mash/eh

Sentence: As avid environmentalists Sally and Sal wrapped all their gifts in their dog Fluffy's recycled poopiermache.

Etymology: papier mache + poop

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COMMENTS:

A prize to you for one of the most gross creates of the year. How can any word be so bad while being such an excellent create! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-22: 14:41:00

petaj i wondered whose dog was chewing my newspaper. Aah well most of the news is bullsh*t anyway - petaj, 2008-12-23: 03:55:00

metrohumanx Oh MAN! That's really tushing the envelope! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-23: 10:19:00

Perhaps I'll need some poopiermache to wrap up the excremaggotia! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-23: 23:52:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-19: 03:20:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-20: 11:01:00
By the way, if you're looking for the some cool ideas to help make reused wrapping paper actually look good, check out Franke James's article Green Delights of Junk Mail Gift Wrap on PlanetGreen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-22: 19:02:00
Excellent. Easy to remember and fun to say ... meaning so easily apparent.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-12-21: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

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