Verboticism: Festidious

'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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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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Holimaniac

Created by: williek1

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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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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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Tinselvate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tin-suh‚ÄČl-veyt

Sentence: Even before retailers start hawking the Christmas season Merry and her friend Holly begin decking their halls, pets, cars, cubicles and even their outfits. They have been known to wear glass ornaments as earrings and garland like a boa. Like a bedazzler gone mad, Merry will tinselvate a sweater so much that she has to be careful walking in front of a car at night for fear of blinding the driver.

Etymology: tinsel (decorations made of thin strips of shiny metal) + titivate (to make smart or spruce up)

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

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

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Deckaholsic

nhanusek

Created by: nhanusek

Pronunciation: deck a hols ic

Sentence: Anita suffers from deckaholsic. I think she even attends meetings.

Etymology: deck the halls + alcoholic

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COMMENTS:

Nice! Deckaholic would have been good as well. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 18:57:00

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Decorationist

Created by: Daniel999

Pronunciation: Dekorachonst

Sentence: As a decorationist, she was approached throughout the year for various decorative ideas.

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

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