Verboticism: Outaklaus

'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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Decoramus

Created by: schoolmarm

Pronunciation: dec/or/A/mus

Sentence: His past follies could have been forgiven, but his coworkers quailed when the resident decoramus showed up on St. Patrick's Day wearing nothing but a four-leaf clover.

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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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Xmascot

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eksməskät

Sentence: There might just be elf in Kris*s family tree. She has taken on the role of Xmascot, decorating everything in sight including herself. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, she has an outfit for every day, most involving tinsel and lights. She is devoted to the holiday. Just managing the extension cords is close to a full-time job.

Etymology: Xmas (informal term for Christmas) + mascot (a person or thing that is supposed to bring good luck or that is used to symbolize a particular event or organization)

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Preposterxmas

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pripästəreksməs

Sentence: Holly's approach to the holidays is truly preopsterxmas. It was bad enough last year when she started wearing a string of lights and couldn't leave her cubicle without trailing extension cords behind her but this year she is festooned with sprigs of holly and ornaments. She is a hazard to be around.

Etymology: preposterous (utterly absurd or ridiculous)+ Xmas (informal term for Christmas)

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Psyclaustic

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: sigh + claws + tic

Sentence: My mom has over 152 Santa Claus figurines of one sort or another, and drags them out every Christmas - I guess you could say she's psyclaustic.

Etymology: psychotic + claus

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Holimaniac

Created by: williek1

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Christpulsiveness

Created by: IllmaticKD

Pronunciation: Christ'puls'iv'ness

Sentence: A bow on the hood of the car, the cat looks like Santa Claude vomitted, even the sweater she wears ha christmas bulbs hanging from it, this person suffers from Christpulsiveness.

Etymology: noun; Derived from two words. Christmas, and compulsive. Also see: Christpulsive, Christpulsively

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Korinne KD, put some of your magic into the sentences... I need a laugh!!! - Korinne, 2007-12-06: 00:15:00

Korinne Love it! - Korinne, 2007-12-06: 08:45:00

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Deckerotomaniac

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: dek-i-roh-tuh-mey-nee-ak

Sentence: Christmas my foot, she's a deckerotomaniac for any holiday from the rabbit ears she attached to her car at Easter down to the doughboy uniform she wore for Armistice Day.

Etymology: deck (to adorn people or rooms, also invokes the movie "Deck the Halls" about overdecorating) + erotomaniac (abnormally strong sexual desire because deckerotomaniacs clearly get off on decorating)

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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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Decksess

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: deck-sess

Sentence: Norma was anything but normal over the holidays. To say that she got into the holiday spirit was an understatement to say the least. In fact, she would decorate to decksess. Her house was so brightly lit with twinkie lights that it could be seen from the space shuttle, and her yard was bedecked and littered with moving reindeer, angels, blowup santas, Peanuts characters and huge, giant snow-globes containing Eeyore and Winny-the-Pooh. In her house she had a large Menorah next to her silver Christmas Tree and her Kwanzaa candles. She would come to work wearing reindeer antlers and a large string of twinkie lights around her neck. We found it amusing, then, when we asked her about her religious observance. "I don't believe in the religious stuff," she said, "I just like to decorate."

Etymology: deck: to decorate (as in "Deck the Halls") + excess: exceeding what is normal or sufficient

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artr I think I\'ve met Norma. - artr, 2009-12-14: 12:51:00

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