Verboticism: Festcessive

'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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Autodecophile

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: auto-decko'file

Sentence: Just look at his car; he's an autodecophile

Etymology:

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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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Addection

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: ah deck shone

Sentence: "I did not want to seek help for my addection because it did not feel like a problem. Christmas was such a wondeful time of year so what if people thought I was way too obsessed with geting the christmas decs up everywhere! "

Etymology: combination of addiction and decoration Addiction - the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. Decoration - The act, process, technique, or art of decorating.

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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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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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Hollycost

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: haw lee kost

Sentence: Holly Kost did it every year. From the minute Halloween ended, she started to decorate everything in her world with Christmas decorations. We are talking every inch inside and out of her yard, house, garage, car, plus her entire floor at work, her kids, her dog & cat, her spouse and herself. Every year she spent more and more money on new treasures. When she grudgingly took down her Christmas excess, just before Valentine's Day, she realized that she no longer had enough room to store away all her stuff at home. It was then that she decided to rent a big storage unit and pile everything into it. Sure, it was expensive, but so worth it, because she could also buy more stuff next year. Her hubby shook his head sadly, my wife is a YuleFool, she knows Noelimits, she's a Mistletroll, she knows Snowboundaries, she's a FiggyPudding, I think she hit herself on the old EggNoggin a long time ago and maybe we should put her in a Santatarium. Each year Holly Kost hollycost him more and more!

Etymology: Holly (Decorative Christmas plant with red berries) & Cost (the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor)& Holocaust (an act of great destruction/loss)

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COMMENTS:

Spectacular! - emdeejay, 2008-12-09: 22:16:00

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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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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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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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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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