Verboticism: Overtinselation

'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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Ornamaniac

Created by: kragn

Pronunciation: orn-a-MAY-nee-ack

Sentence: Debbie's an ornamaniac -- she's got a couple of strands of Christmas lights in her purse for unexpected decorating opportunities.

Etymology: ornament + maniac

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Outaklaus

Created by: looseball

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Festinfatuate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: fest-in-FACH-oo-eyt

Sentence: For Bob, festinfatuated with the feriations of the whole world, the year was a 365 red-letter daze.

Etymology: Festinfatuate: Festival, Festoon & Infatuate:inspire with extravagant passion. 2. Feriation: celebrating a holiday (Grambs: "The Endangered English Dictionary.")

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Infatyuleation

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: in-fatch-yule-a-shun

Sentence: Her infatyuleation became apparent when she showed up to the office blinking in red and green on the day after Thangskiving.

Etymology: Infatuation + Yule Tide

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 16:02:00

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Decorosessive

Created by: JusMeLP

Pronunciation: De'CORE' - o - sessive

Sentence: Call me 'Decorosessive', but jus' because you don't appreciate holidays - Don't hate me for being 'In the Spirt' !!!!

Etymology: Decor + Obsessive = a compulsion to Decorate everything during a holiday!!

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Hollytosis

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: holl-lee-toe-sis

Sentence: Mitch didn't realize the level of Bonnie's hollytosis until he saw that the cats had been dyed red and green and that the refrigerator had been wrapped in tinsel.

Etymology: holly + halitosis... it's monday - my brain's not totally warmed up yet.

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 13:03:00

Clever! - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:17:00

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Ornamaximental

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: or - nah - max - e - men - tal

Sentence: As I drove through the snowy, picturesque streets of my home town, coming back to spend the holidays with the family, I turned the corner and could see my childhood home. My mom had gone all ornamaximental again. Our home cast a halo of light which could be seen over the top of the hill. There must have been 20,000 lights everywhere, inluding trees, bushes, lawn decorations and even figurines on the roof. It was the same way when I was a kid. Our house glowed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, July 4th and sometimes even Valentine's Day.

Etymology: This word has several other words incorporated. Ornamental has maxi inside of it. Also, ornate and ornament are prefixes. In the middle are max, maximum. Also as a suffix, mental can be added to signify someone who is a bit "over the top". Ornate (elaborately ornamented, often to excess; flashy, flowery or showy) Ornament, Ornamental (a decoration, serving the purpose of decoration or beauty ) + Maximum (the largest possible quantity) + Mental (Mind, the collective aspects of intellect and consciousness, affected by a disorder of the mind)

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Very nice etymology, especially the mentality of it all. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:04:00

Maximental sentimental! Great word - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:15:00

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Holiholic

Created by: pacha

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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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Decorat

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: DEK o rat

Sentence: Val Egurl was that special form of mallrat, the "Decorat." She obsessively purchased every holiday-themed item that she deemed to be "cute." She could no longer park in her garage because it was stuffed full of boxes, carefully labeled and color-coded for each major and minor holiday. She festooned both her house and herself with decorations for the relevant occasion. She even had lights up on her house year-round. But not just any lights - these were multicolored and synchronized to music, AND both the colors and the music corresponded to the holiday. On the Fourth of July, the lights were red, white, and blue, and the Star-Spangled Banner and other patriotic songs played. On Halloween, the lights were orange and black, and spooky music emanated. Not to mention Christmas - well, you get the idea.

Etymology: decorate + rat

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deco-rat-ive word! - Nosila, 2009-12-15: 01:13:00

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Holidaybacle

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: holiday - bah - kul

Sentence: She was green, red and flashing lights from head to toe - a complete holidaybacle! She knew the true meaning of Xcessmas.

Etymology: holiday + debacle

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very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 16:01:00

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