Verboticism: Psychostallmatic

'Mommy, is Daddy playing dead again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be physically overcome by a sudden illness, disability, or even death when asked to participate in unrewarding activities -- like work, or household chores. n. A person who gets sick when asked to work.

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Psychostallmatic

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Created by: aly22

Pronunciation: sī'kō-stall-măt'ĭk

Sentence: Psychostallmatic disorders have definite - but temporary - physical symptoms but are thought to be caused by emotional or psychological factors.

Etymology: psychosomatic and stall

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