Verboticism: Exhigienist

'Excuse me, but are you giving us your full attention?'

DEFINITION: v. , To groom oneself in inappropriate places or at inappropriate times n., A person who practices personal hygiene in public places.

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Vanityflair

Created by: psi4got

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Sentence: Ellen was completely oblivious that her vanityflair caused others to stare in disgust and amazement. She simply assumed everyone loved looking at her when, in fact, they couldn't look away as she trimmed her toenails and plucked nose hairs regardless of social conventions.

Etymology: She's so vain. I'll bet she thinks this moment is about her.

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COMMENTS:

good word - Nosila, 2010-03-30: 23:15:00

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Malaproprimp

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: mal-ap-ruh-prÄ­mp

Sentence: Gina's malaproprimp act was not a good idea. She never saw the deer she at 65 mph. She was busy applying her mascara.

Etymology: malapropos: Inappropriate; out of place; inopportune. + primp: To dress or groom (oneself) with meticulous or excessive attention to detail.

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-07: 14:08:00

Very good word! - Mustang, 2007-12-07: 17:41:00

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Whygeine

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: why-gene

Sentence: Instead of personal hygeine, stanley seemed to focus on public whygeine. Do you think my toenails are too long? he would ask. No one seemed willing to respond.

Etymology: why + hygiene

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Preenoccupied

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: preen/aw/ku/pyed

Sentence: Sally was so preenoccupied that she brought her whole makeup kit with her wherever she went. She sometimes used the reflection from a fellow passenger's glasses to adjust her lipstick.

Etymology: preen + preoccupied

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COMMENTS:

Maybe Sally was lipstick, but not lippy! Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-09: 16:02:00

Right on ... from the way it pops off the tongue to the way it hits the brain - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 15:06:00

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Preenoccupied

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: preen/awk/yu/pied

Sentence: Sally was so preenoccupied that she brought her whole makeup kit with her wherever she went. She sometimes used the reflection from a fellow passenger's glasses to adjust her lipstick.

Etymology: preen + preoccupied

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Scablutionist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: scab/blew/shun/ist

Sentence: Scott was a diehard scablutionist who loved to pick his scabs in public.

Etymology: scab + ablution + exhibitionist

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Prinkompoop

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PRIN-kuhm-poop

Sentence: Bob thought that he was "groomed-to-zoom", but too many "hairs in the butter" by Bob, a persistent prinkompoop, seemed more likely to lead to gloom.

Etymology: Etymology: Blend of PRINK: to preen, to groom oneself, to smarten up oneself; NINCOMPOOP: one who acts foolishly - enough & esp not to know when & where to groom. HAIRS IN THE BUTTER (sl) a delicate situation. GROOMED TO ZOOM (sl): well dressed & preened.

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-31: 13:46:00

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Whygiene

DSwell

Created by: DSwell

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Fauxpolish

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: foh-PAHL-ihsh

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend of six months was on thin ice when she fauxpolished her make-up in the middle of his great-great-auntie's funeral.

Etymology: faux pas + polish (to polish one's appearance, or nail polish)

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COMMENTS:

Yup, waaaaay off my game. - mplsbohemian, 2007-12-09: 12:01:00

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Prinkadillo

Created by: teriaki

Pronunciation: PRINK-uh-DIL-oh

Sentence: An uncomfortable silence spread across the room when the guest speaker interrupted his own sentence to dislodge an offending food particle from his teeth. Seemingly unaware the prinkadillo, he continued from precisely where he had stopped.

Etymology: Eng. prink 'to primp, dress, or groom oneself with elaborate care' + Eng. peccadillo 'small offense' from L. peccatum 'transgression'

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