Verboticism: Muffigan

'Let's try this again with extra suction.'

DEFINITION: v. To pick up a piece of lint from the floor that your vacuum missed, and then drop it in front of the vacuum again, to give the vacuum another chance to suck it up. n. A piece of lint that a vacuum will not pick up.

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Rehoover

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēhoōvər

Sentence: Krissie believes in fair play. She gives everyone and everything a second and maybe a third chance. When her vacuum seemed to ignore a dust bunny, she attempted to rehoover it. She then picked up and stuck it directly in the extension hose. No effect. Finally she opened the dirt receptacle and dropped it in. She then praised Hoover because she is committed to positive-reinforcement training.

Etymology: re (once more; afresh; anew) + Hoover (vacuum brand)

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Vacuumulate

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (tr.v.)vāk'yōōm-yə-lāt'; (n.) vāk'yōōm-yə-lā'shən

Sentence: Due to the poor quality of her ancient Eureka, it has become necessary for mom to repeatedly vacuumulate extraneous bits of fluff left behind by her cats.

Etymology: vacuum + [accum]ulation

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Hoovermanuver

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: who-ver-man-ooh-ver

Sentence: Lisa spent ten minutes passing the vacuum over the lint on her rug in a frantic Hoovermanuvere before she realized she was trying to suck up part of the pattern in the carpet.

Etymology: Hoover (brand of Vacuum) + manuver

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I tried to use "hoover" in a word, but yours is much better. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:40:00

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Magnetalint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mag-NET-eh-lint

Sentence: Valerie loved her new carpeting but hated the way lint would often cling to the shag and defy even her most diligent efforts to vacuum it up and in a moment of angry frustration she labeld the offending fuzz balls as magnetalint for the way they seemed magnetically stuck to the carpet.

Etymology: Blend of magnet and lint

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Flufferhugger

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fluff/ur/hug/ur

Sentence: I gave up vacuuming and threw out all the carpets just to be free of the flufferhuggers. Now I have a warren of dust bunnies to contend with.

Etymology: fluff + hug + fluffernutter ( a peanut butter marshmallow combination)

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COMMENTS:

Cute! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 06:41:00

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Hoovermaneuver

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hoo ver man oo ver

Sentence: Al Capone was one nasty gangster who terrorized Chicago during Prohibition. Despite many arrests by the FBI, he always slithered out of their reach by having even more dishonest lawyers and buying out the police, judges and city officials. The FBI called in the Treasury and under Eliot Ness, Capone was eventually caught on tax evasion and sentenced to life. This hoovermaneuver sucked him out of mainstream, like a piece of lint into a giant canister until he died in prison of syphilis. Here endeth the lesson.

Etymology: Hoover (vacuum cleaner brand;lawyer who director of the FBI for 48 years)

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Crumbudgeon

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: cruhm-uh-jihn

Sentence: She didn't spend $400.00 on a vacum cleaner and expect to have to bend over and feed it every crumbudgeon.

Etymology: crumb (a small fragment [esp. of bread]) + curmudgeon (a crusty, ill-tempered and usu. old man)

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Superfluffluent

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: soo-per-fluff-floo-ent

Sentence: Desmond liked clean floors. He was constantly sweeping and vacuuming his apartment to an obsession. You would be hard pressed to find any dust bunnies under any furniture or his bed. That is, until his girlfriend recently moved in with her long-haired torti, Fluffhead. Now Fluffhead is a sociable cat who likes to rub up against you or jump up and nestle in your lap, leaving patches of fur that drives Desmond bonkers. Fluffy left a trail of her superfluffluent everywhere, which seemed not to be affected by the vacuum cleaner. Any guesses as to how long this relationship will last?

Etymology: super, from superfluous + fluff + effluent, as in waste

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COMMENTS:

Great word! It's fun to say...over and over. LOL - Mustang, 2008-04-04: 04:57:00

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Malintgerer

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: mal/int/gur/ur

Sentence: A malintgerer is a stubborn piece of lint which pretends to be ill to prevent being vacuumed up.

Etymology: malingerer + lint

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COMMENTS:

Ha! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 19:33:00

Ha! Good word. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 20:08:00

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Dustcusser

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: duhst-kuhs-er

Sentence: Denise is an animal lover but she has absolutely no sympathy for dust bunnies. She likes nothing better than the whoomp sound of a clump of lint going up the hose of her vacuum. Nothing turns her into a dustcusser faster than a clump of fuzz that clings to the floor, refusing to succumb to the Hoover.

Etymology: dustbuster (a handheld cordless vacuum cleaner) + cusser (someone who swears; curses)

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