Verboticism: Tinselitis

'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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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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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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Decwhorator

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: DEK-hor-ay-ter

Sentence: My friend, Wendy, is such a decwhorator that she has an entire month's worth of festive sweat shirts and sweaters. The one with Snoopy carrying the plate of cookies is cute, but the snow scene sweat shirt with a little stuffed kid tacked on to a spot where he appears to be sledding down Mt. Mammary, well, I think it's slightly obscene.

Etymology: decorator, whore (an obsessed person)

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COMMENTS:

Very funny. Amusing reference to that 'sledding' location too... - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:13:00

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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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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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Domindecorate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dom-inn-deck-or-ate

Sentence: He could barely move when he walked into the house. She domindecorated so much so that the walls, floors and ceiling where completely covered with Yuletide "kitsch", it was like a Christmas padded cell.

Etymology: dominate (to permeate or to occupy a commanding or elevated position) + decorate (to furnish or adorn with something ornamental)

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Hollydeckorator

Created by: lpr416

Pronunciation:

Sentence: This is the season that makes all “Hollydeckorators” jolly.

Etymology: from "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly" and "decorator"

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Jubilackey

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JOO-buh-LAK-ee

Sentence: For Bob, a jubilackey, and, especially, a yulethrall, festinfatuation, with the feriations of the whole world, continued year-long with 365 red-letter days.

Etymology: Blend of JUBILEE: A season of general celebration, holiday and rejoicing & LACKEY: Slave(slang); disciple, follower

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COMMENTS:

Good one Bob! - emdeejay, 2008-12-09: 22:22:00

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Holidict

Created by: beaugosse

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Look at this house! She's a seasonal holidict!

Etymology:

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Compulsifester

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: com-pul-si-fes-ter

Sentence: Jill was such a compulsifester, she wore a wreath around her neck for two weeks before Christmas.

Etymology: compul (compulsive) fester (festivities)

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