Verboticism: Primpemptive

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Definition: n. Redundant and often clumsy preparations made before meeting with a "professional" -- like a hairdresser, dentist or cleaning lady. v. To prepare for a meeting with a professional by trying to hide the fact that you desperately need their services.

Pronunciation: primp/em/tiv

Sentence: As a primpemtive strike before heading off to her hair colourist Sally dyes any telltale roots.

Etymology: primp + preemptive

Points: 863

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Comments: Primpemptive

silveryaspen - 2009-03-26: 10:07:00
No fool like an old fool ... perfiction!

mweinmann - 2009-03-26: 17:17:00
perfect word...

Mustang - 2009-03-26: 22:09:00
Sally knows how to get to the root of the problem. Great word!