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Top verboticism of the day created by lumina

DEFINITION: n., A sulky look characterized by prolonged eye contact, which pets give their owners and/or spouses when they feel neglected. v., To stare at someone with a sad-eyed look in an effort to make them feel guilty.

Pronunciation: gloom-coma

Sentence: Jenny was sure Jaws was mad at her again. Not only was he refusing to eat, holding his breath (no visible bubbles for seconds at a time), AND scaring her to death by floating belly up now and then, but he seemed to have the worst case of gloomcoma since she forgot he was in the room and ate a whole can of sardines on saltines in front of him.

Etymology: Gloom: Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness. + Glaucoma: Disease in which the pressure of the fluid inside the eye is too high, resulting in a loss of peripheral vision

Created by: lumina.


If you are fishing for votes, it worked! Good Word - Nosila, 2008-09-19: 01:51:00

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Hangdoggoneit: /Hang-dog-gon-it/ Amber always had that remorseful sense of hangdoggoneit when she'd see the baleful look in the eyes of her pets when she'd return home from various outings. Etymology: Blend of 'hangdog' (shamefaced; guilty), 'doggone' (damned; confounded), and it Created by: Mustang.

Chimplore: /chimp-lore/ I couldn't stand it when the dog would chimplore me to feed him, even though I knew he could barely drag his overweight body around the park as it was. Etymology: Implore: call upon in supplication combined with chimp, as in the animal with expressive eyes. Created by: astorey.


To see more verboticisms for this definition go to: I can't believe you left me here all day. Alone!



Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-22: 10:34:00
Came up with this one thanks to my sucky-baby cat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 11:32:00
Your pet inspiration! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-10-22: 19:09:00
Petspiration? Nah, sounds a little too much like dog sweat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-23: 03:03:00
Pet sweat? That smells like a good idea for a definition. I will put it on the list. Thanks ErWenn! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-17: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2011-07-06: 04:33:00

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