Verboticism: Holifanorator

'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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Unbelievabawble

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: unn bee leev a baw bull

Sentence: She was totally unbelievabawble as she jingled all the way to her workgrotto, merrily mincing her buns on her way back from refyuleing at the coffee dock.

Etymology: unbelievable, bauble

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COMMENTS:

Congrats on your 'minimaim' fame. Well deserved! - Stevenson0, 2007-12-03: 12:26:00

I like refyuleing as well - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 13:01:00

Big congrats on getting published Galway! (And I personally know a bun-mincer.) - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 19:20:00

Good on ya for success with "minimaim' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:32:00

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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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Festifanatic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /fes-ti-fuh-nat-ik/

Sentence: Every year, on the first day of December, Liz turned into a complete festifanatic. Yet, rather than trying to infect her friends and fellow workers with the holiday spirit, she would instead criticize their lack of spirit and accuse them of being 'ornamentally challenged,' which only further alienated everyone. Liz would always end up spending her holidays alone, despite all her enthusiasm.

Etymology: festive - "of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival." (Latin, féstīvus - "merry") + fanatic (Latin, fānāticus - "pertaining to a temple, inspired by orgiastic rites, frantic")

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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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Xmascot

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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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Tinselclown

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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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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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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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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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Holifanorator

Created by: lelia

Pronunciation: holi-fan-o-rator

Sentence: She is such a holifanorator that she has lost count of all of her decorations!

Etymology:

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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

Sentence: Sylvia took the Christmas carol 'Deck the Halls' and its meaning to the extreme, decorating anything and everything. She is completely and totally festcessive about the Christmas season.

Etymology: festive + obcessive + excessive

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success-ive - Nosila, 2009-12-14: 16:15:00

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