Verboticism: Xmascot

'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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Christerical

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kris terry kal

Sentence: if you go Christerical in november yule probably regret it.

Etymology: hysterical, Christmas

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Ho Ho Ho - Nosila, 2011-12-12: 23:05:00

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Xmascot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eksməskät

Sentence: There might just be elf in Kris*s family tree. She has taken on the role of Xmascot, decorating everything in sight including herself. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, she has an outfit for every day, most involving tinsel and lights. She is devoted to the holiday. Just managing the extension cords is close to a full-time job.

Etymology: Xmas (informal term for Christmas) + mascot (a person or thing that is supposed to bring good luck or that is used to symbolize a particular event or organization)

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Festoonatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fes too nat ik

Sentence: he was such a mad festoonatick he tied some sleigh bells on his duck christmas quackers!

Etymology: festoon, lunatic

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Fantastic and funny - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:06:00

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Fesquinoxaphrenic

Created by: MichaelCampbellUK

Pronunciation: fes-kwe-nox-a-fre-nic

Sentence: Ursula's fesquinoxaphrenia drove her like some crazed clockwork squirrel to stockpile the seasons baubles.

Etymology: Fes- (from festive) -quinox (from equinox, a seasonal event) -aphrenia (hebaphrenia, mental illness characterised by extreme hoarding). See 'fesquinoxafrenic' N.

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Wreathflex

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reeth/flex

Sentence: Once the first snowflake has fallen it is an automatic wreathflex to bedeck and festoon everything within eyesight with garlands and bows and silver bells...ahhh gives me goosebumps. 'deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la'

Etymology: wreath + reflex

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COMMENTS:

Clever create and Christmas carolling for our delight - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:08:00

Incredible. - nickmarziani, 2008-12-09: 11:52:00

BRILLIANT!! EASILY ONE OF THE BEST WORDS THIS MONTH!!! - Stevenson0, 2008-12-09: 17:38:00

We are wreathed in smiles... - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:19:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Decorcessive

Created by: dusterbug

Pronunciation: de-cor-sessive

Sentence: don't you think you are going a little decorcessively this year?

Etymology: decorate + exsessive

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2007-12-03: 17:57:00

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Festidious

Created by: teriaki

Pronunciation: fe-STID-ee-uhs

Sentence: She went about the house hanging each ornament with festidious care.

Etymology: L. festus (festival) + L. taedium (wearisome or tedious state)

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Preposterxmas

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pripästəreksməs

Sentence: Holly's approach to the holidays is truly preopsterxmas. It was bad enough last year when she started wearing a string of lights and couldn't leave her cubicle without trailing extension cords behind her but this year she is festooned with sprigs of holly and ornaments. She is a hazard to be around.

Etymology: preposterous (utterly absurd or ridiculous)+ Xmas (informal term for Christmas)

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