Verboticism: Holidaybacle

'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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Decorismasser

Created by: celtiklass

Pronunciation: Decôr-ris-massûr -n.

Sentence: One who decorates anything and everything including themselves with tacky Christmas decorations! Gives new meaning to a little goes a long way!

Etymology: Originated during the tacky 80's. Every town has one!

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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

Sentence: She is completely over the top and festcessive about the Christmas season.

Etymology: FESTCESSIVE - from - festive + obsessive + excessive

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Decorobsessivitis

Created by: mzscarlet

Pronunciation: dekor-obsessi-vitis

Sentence: Because of her decorobsessivitis, Susie looks like a clown most of the time, changing clothes and accessories to match every imaginable holiday.

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Decorfatuate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dek-uhr-fach-oo-eyt

Sentence: They knew her decofatuating had gone too far when she bought festive contact lenses that made her eyes look like Christmas trees.

Etymology: decorate + infatuate (as in obsess)

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Wreathflex

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reeth/flex

Sentence: Once the first snowflake has fallen it is an automatic wreathflex to bedeck and festoon everything within eyesight with garlands and bows and silver bells...ahhh gives me goosebumps. 'deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la'

Etymology: wreath + reflex

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COMMENTS:

Clever create and Christmas carolling for our delight - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:08:00

Incredible. - nickmarziani, 2008-12-09: 11:52:00

BRILLIANT!! EASILY ONE OF THE BEST WORDS THIS MONTH!!! - Stevenson0, 2008-12-09: 17:38:00

We are wreathed in smiles... - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:19:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Wreathflex

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reeth/flex

Sentence: Once the first snowflake has fallen it is an automatic wreathflex to bedeck and festoon everything within eyesight with garlands and bows and silver bells...ahhh gives me goosebumps. 'deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la'

Etymology: wreath + reflex

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COMMENTS:

great word! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-03: 08:02:00

Great word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:38:00

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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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Baubleaphilia

Created by: MrOdd

Pronunciation: A bauble was originally a stick with a weight attached, used in weighing, a child's toy, but especially the mock symbol of office carried by a court jester. "Philia" (Greek: φιλíα) in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is usually translated "friendship"

Sentence: A friendly relationship with baubles and decorations for any excuse, maybe even a holiday, a love of permutating one's individuality into value induced soley by a passing occasion and it's rendering of traditional, and therefore mindless, decorations.

Etymology: Bauble + philia

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