Verboticism: Decwhorator

'Isn't it a bit early to be wearing Christmas decorations?'

DEFINITION: n., A person so enamored with the holidays that they don't just deck their halls and home, but they also decorate their car, their cubicle, their pets, and themselves. v., To obsessively decorate according to seasonal holidays.

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Celebraddict

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: Noun: seh-leh-brA-dikt Verb: seh-leh-bruh-dIkt

Sentence: Noun: The celebraddict forbade the others from approaching the Christmas tree - she alone knew where the baubles should hang. Verb: Her compulsion was such that she took tinsel everywhere, needing even to temporarily celebraddict her seat on the bus.

Etymology: Celebrate + Addict

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Festifanatic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /fes-ti-fuh-nat-ik/

Sentence: Every year, on the first day of December, Liz turned into a complete festifanatic. Yet, rather than trying to infect her friends and fellow workers with the holiday spirit, she would instead criticize their lack of spirit and accuse them of being 'ornamentally challenged,' which only further alienated everyone. Liz would always end up spending her holidays alone, despite all her enthusiasm.

Etymology: festive - "of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival." (Latin, féstīvus - "merry") + fanatic (Latin, fānāticus - "pertaining to a temple, inspired by orgiastic rites, frantic")

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Sillybrate

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Silly-brate

Sentence: Sally sparkled and tinkled as she walked, the bells on her shoes making them look elfinesque, while her large fat-santa ear-rings flashed incessantly beside her red-dyed hair. When the door opened her colleagues inevitably looked up, their gaze drawn by reflex and some would emit a groan equally reflexively. "Season's Greetings!" she would smile at everyone, glowing with holiday glee as she bounded about the office in a flurry of red, green and gold, flashing lights and ringing bells. Until she bumped into Adrian, greying cubicle curmudgeon: "Oh, stop-it, you silly girl!" he snapped, having heard enough bells for the day. "If you don't go away or get rid of that crap I'll forcibly de-festoon you, sillybrate!"

Etymology: Silly - the very [] overuse of tinsel, bells, lights, fat flashing light santas, present-shaped ear-rings and other festoonery foisted on us by the over-indulgent foistooners of the season. Celebrate - what is commonly supposed to happen on special or seasonal occasions, and usually involving a modicum of merriment, mead, melee and possibly mistle-toe..

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Holidazzler

Created by: mvsmyth

Pronunciation: HOLL-uh-dazz-lerr

Sentence: Jeff didn't realize he had married a holidazzler until it was too late, and now every festive occasion was marked by decorations covering every square inch of their split-level rancher---inside and out!

Etymology: A combination of "holiday", any generally accepted occasion for celebration, and "dazzle", meaning in this case to overpower with a bright and spectacular display.

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Tinselitis

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tinsel/I/tis

Sentence: Sue's tinselistis was so acute that they had to schedule an emergency tinsellectomy.

Etymology: tinsel + tonsillitis

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COMMENTS:

Congrats on your over all weekly win last week! Some great words!! Well done!!! - Stevenson0, 2007-12-03: 15:10:00

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Holidayationist

Created by: Oodles

Pronunciation: hóllə dày náysh'nist

Sentence: Anna's mum starts putting up the Christmas tree in late September & decorates the whole house, she's such a holidayationist!

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Holiholic

Created by: pacha

Pronunciation:

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Good word! Had a friend for whom Christmas came once a year- but he seemed to celebrated it during 365 days. He had a year -long yearning, I guess, for yuletide! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:24:00

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Jinglehells

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Jingle hells

Sentence: On my way to work, Just a normal day. Here we go again... Trinkets in the way! Ditsy colleagues hang, Tinsel by the score. Don't they realise we are not children anymore? OH! ...

Etymology: Jingle Bells. Everyone sing along!

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COMMENTS:

petaj you have a touch of the bah humbugs there! - petaj, 2008-12-10: 05:50:00

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Holiaddict

Created by: gmlehmann

Pronunciation: holly-add-ickt

Sentence: Everything she did was was related to the holidays. She was a real holiaddict.

Etymology: Holiday + Addict or Addiction

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Tannenbum

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: tan-in-bum

Sentence: Jesus Christ on a cross, I can't believe how hard Ross is tannenbumming it today. Seriously--holly print leotards?

Etymology: O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter! (+ bum)

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