Verboticism: Toothstick

'How did you know what I had for lunch?'

DEFINITION: n. The bits of food, and other debris, that get stuck between your teeth. v. To smile brightly and proudly unaware that you have a big piece of food stuck in your teeth.

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Evidents

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: evv i dense

Sentence: I could tell from the evidents that ribs were on the canteen lunch menu again this week.

Etymology: evidence. dents as in dental.

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COMMENTS:

Hopefully no one was wearing evidentures, because that would be even messier. - wordmeister, 2007-05-24: 10:30:00

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Dentritus

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: den-try-tus

Sentence: Poor George found it hard making friends. Not only was he shy, but he was tragically oblivious to his offputting dentritus.

Etymology: dental (of the teeth) & detritus (small particles, disintegrated matter)

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Detrotus

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: debt-rot-us

Sentence: Phil McCavity's dentistry had a client list a mile long. It was located in a part of town that had never heard of dental floss and whose citizens' mouths were full of detrotus.

Etymology: detritus (crap, debris, dregs, dross, bits) + rot (decay) + us (that's his teeth talking)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - Clayton, 2007-05-24: 07:17:00

Phil McCavity - very funny!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:31:00

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Dentadebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT - uh - dih - bree

Sentence: When engaged in conversation with Bradley one always finds oneself caught up in gruesome fascination at the excessive dentatdrebris that was always present in Bradley's teeth.

Etymology: Blend of 'dental' and 'debris'

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COMMENTS:

This is pretty much exactly what I would have written - although I would have called it 'dentabris.' Winner - evan, 2008-07-22: 11:54:00

Spot on. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:35:00

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Flouradentachitis

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: floor/a/dent/ach/itis

Sentence: Girlfriend, you need to go to the ladies room and check your flouradentachitis and like NOW!

Etymology: flour/flouride, a/word attachment, dent/dental, ach/attack, itis/inflamation of(as in gingivitis)

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Toothjam

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈtuθˌdʒæm/

Sentence: Some of my teeth are so so close together that even the act of flossing itself leaves bits of dental floss as toothjam.

Etymology: Like "toe jam," but between teeth.

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COMMENTS:

My sentence is actually true. If I floss, sometimes it gets stuck between the teeth, and I have to wait a few days for my saliva to eat it away. In other news, it only takes a few days for saliva to significantly dissolve a piece of dental floss. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 14:01:00

Thanks for sharing. I thought people like you were just using the string to remind them of something. :-) - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 15:52:00

It's there to remind us not to floss anymore. Or to get our wisdom teeth removed. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:13:00

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Dentafriends

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: dint a frends

Sentence: A huge smile reveals the detafriends of a healthy lunch.

Etymology: dental - having to do with teeth friends - something/someone you like

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Toothstick

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: tooth/stik

Sentence: For some reason all the ladies in Josh's "Be a Vegan, Save a Cow" cooking class were not finding him as charming as they usually did. Not only were they no longer laughing at his jokes tonight, but some were giving him nasty looks from across the room. Unbeknownst to him he had a few toothsticks from the scarf-fest earlier at McDonald's. Yes, it was obvious to the women that he had been charming for weeks that he was NOT the vegetarian he claimed to be!

Etymology: Derived from toothpick: A small stick of wood, plastic, metal or other substance used to remove food from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothSTICK is when a meal hangs around for an encore. :)

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Rebit

Created by: thephil

Pronunciation: r:ebits

Sentence: I especialy don't like the pressure that rebits put on the adjacent teeth.

Etymology: REmaining BITS of food

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Dentritus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: den try tus

Sentence: Andrew's eating habits were so disgusting, that he usually had to dine alone. He ate messily and loudly and you could guess what menu he had by all the dentritus left behind. His friends nicknamed him "Leader of the Plaque".

Etymology: Dental (of the teeth) & Detritus (the remains of something, refuse)

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So good I might as well vote for it now. :) - Discoveria, 2012-09-20: 04:24:00

Ooo, I should have read today's words before making mine. Interestingly, they are all very similar. - Rhyme79, 2012-09-20: 10:53:00

Cheers...like both your words, too! - Nosila, 2012-09-21: 01:19:00

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