Verboticism: Holimaniac

'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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Adornorate

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Ah-dor-nor-rate

Sentence: Filled with all kinds of holiday cheer, Liz would adornorate anything she came in contact with.

Etymology: Combination of Adorn plus orate (from decorate).

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Decksess

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Holidict

Created by: beaugosse

Pronunciation:

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

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Goofnut

Created by: joshkresse

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Samuel is a goofnut.

Etymology: Originated in my mind

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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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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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Holiholic

Created by: pacha

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Good word! Had a friend for whom Christmas came once a year- but he seemed to celebrated it during 365 days. He had a year -long yearning, I guess, for yuletide! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:24:00

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Decomaniac

Created by: snekorb

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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

Sentence: She is completely over the top and festcessive about the Christmas season.

Etymology: FESTCESSIVE - from - festive + obsessive + excessive

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Hollydaze

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hälēdāz

Sentence: Becky believes in the organic lifestyle. With Christmas coming she has decided to festoon a festive vest with holly leaves. Nothing synthetic for her. No plastic, no satin. Becky is in a hollydaze. Maybe it is an effect of the season. Maybe it is the blood loss caused by her prickly apparel.

Etymology: holly (a widely distributed shrub, typically having prickly dark green leaves, small white flowers, and red berries) + daze (make someone unable to think or react properly) play on Holidays

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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

Sentence: She is completely and totally festcessive about the Christmas season.

Etymology: festive + obcessive + excessive

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - Mustang, 2007-12-03: 17:51:00

Very nice, and good for all holidays. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 19:03:00

Another great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:29:00

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