Verboticism: Slackerocity

'Mommy, is Daddy playing dead again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be physically overcome by a sudden illness, disability, or even death when asked to participate in unrewarding activities -- like work, or household chores. n. A person who gets sick when asked to work.

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Created by: lucyof2009

Pronunciation: lazy-itis

Sentence: Sorry boss, I can't come to work today; I have laziitis.

Etymology: Combination of the word lazy and the suffix "itis" which usually describes a disease.

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Created by: euclid




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Created by: babel

Pronunciation: ef-fort-a-pho-bee-a

Sentence: Billy always felt a sudden rush of effortaphobia whenever the ironing board was near.

Etymology: effort + phobia

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Created by: Windyo

Pronunciation: Un/weur/ko/lep/tic

Sentence: This person in unreworkoleptic... He can't even hear of unrewarding activites without fainting.

Etymology: Base of "un", mixed with "work" arranged with a C rather than a K, and "leptic" comes from "narcoleptic" ^^

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Created by: widjet22

Pronunciation: Just read it.

Sentence: She is often plagued by "nocandoitis," and misses a lot of work.

Etymology: From the phrase "No can do." And from "itis," meaning to inflame.

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Created by: Puptentacle


Sentence: Obviously he is suffering from advanced disinterestation.


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Created by: kimbo123


Sentence: He's always sick when there is work to be done. He's a hypacleaniac.


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Created by: zwillinger

Pronunciation: viggerMORtiss

Sentence: Tom was overcome with VIGORMORTIS whenever asked to do anything strenuous.


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Created by: xCthonx

Pronunciation: work/o/lep/sy (long o sound in second syllable)

Sentence: When things need to be done you can count on his workolepsy disorder to kick in.

Etymology: work + narcolepsy

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ah-werk-voyd

Sentence: Whenever big projects were on deck and his boss began to assign work, he began to plan his aworkvoid strategy. The next day he would announce to the team that he had strep throat, H1N1, and pneumonia all at once. Thus the 5 week absence began. Obviously when he came back to work all the projects were complete.

Etymology: avoid + work

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