Verboticism: Christmasshysterical

'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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Decophile

robohamster

Created by: robohamster

Pronunciation: deck o file

Sentence: "I can't believe Susan decorated the toilet this year." "I know, she's a total decophile."

Etymology: pedophile decorate

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Obsessorate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-ohr-ayt

Sentence: Once again, Glendora showed her extreme holiday spirit and went on a crusade to obssesorate everything including phones, the john, and every window in her home, the same in her office and even hung ornaments in the interior of her car.

Etymology: Blend of 'obssess' (to engage in obsessive thinking : become obsessed with an idea) and 'decorate' (to furnish with something ornamental )

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Ornamenomania

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: awr-nuh-men-no-mey-nee-uh

Sentence: My sister is suffering from ornamenomania, she redecorates every room for each holiday.

Etymology: ornament - to furnish with ornaments. + Monomania - an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject, or the like.

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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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Noelitist

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /noe-well-lee-tist/

Sentence: This noelitist jerk just spent an hour informing me of the history of Saint Nick - I mean, come on, I have a Labor Day picnic to get to...

Etymology: "noel" and "elitist"

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 15:59:00

Good one! - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:14:00

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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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Tinselclown

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tinsəlkloun

Sentence: Gloria is such a tinselclown. She rarely has enough decorations for her Christmas tree because she is wearing most of them starting the day after Thanksgiving. Others call it Black Friday. She calls it Sparkle Friday. You should see her at Easter.

Etymology: tinsel (a form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil) + clown (a comical, silly, playful person) Derivative of Tinseltown (Hollywood, or the superficially glamorous world it represents)

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COMMENTS:

Yule (you'll) log in warmth and laughter with this excellent verbotomy - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:19:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:11:00

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Jinglejerk

Created by: Mindy1955

Pronunciation: 'jiŋ-gel-'jerk

Sentence: Christmas decorations a week before Thanksgiving, what a jinglejerk.

Etymology: Middle English direct result of the excesses of the 1970's

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Trimeister

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: trim - my - ster

Sentence: Arnold particularly enjoyed the last third of the year. This was the time when he drew up his plans, sourced his decorations and finally garlanded, lit, trimmed and festooned all his hangouts.

Etymology: trim (decorate) + meister (master) + trimester (third term)

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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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