Verboticism: Hollydaze

'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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Tinselvate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tin-suh l-veyt

Sentence: Even before retailers start hawking the Christmas season Merry and her friend Holly begin decking their halls, pets, cars, cubicles and even their outfits. They have been known to wear glass ornaments as earrings and garland like a boa. Like a bedazzler gone mad, Merry will tinselvate a sweater so much that she has to be careful walking in front of a car at night for fear of blinding the driver.

Etymology: tinsel (decorations made of thin strips of shiny metal) + titivate (to make smart or spruce up)

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Hollydeckorator

Created by: lpr416

Pronunciation:

Sentence: This is the season that makes all “Hollydeckorators” jolly.

Etymology: from "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly" and "decorator"

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Goofnut

Created by: joshkresse

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Samuel is a goofnut.

Etymology: Originated in my mind

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Decksess

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: deck-sess

Sentence: Norma was anything but normal over the holidays. To say that she got into the holiday spirit was an understatement to say the least. In fact, she would decorate to decksess. Her house was so brightly lit with twinkie lights that it could be seen from the space shuttle, and her yard was bedecked and littered with moving reindeer, angels, blowup santas, Peanuts characters and huge, giant snow-globes containing Eeyore and Winny-the-Pooh. In her house she had a large Menorah next to her silver Christmas Tree and her Kwanzaa candles. She would come to work wearing reindeer antlers and a large string of twinkie lights around her neck. We found it amusing, then, when we asked her about her religious observance. "I don't believe in the religious stuff," she said, "I just like to decorate."

Etymology: deck: to decorate (as in "Deck the Halls") + excess: exceeding what is normal or sufficient

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COMMENTS:

artr I think I\'ve met Norma. - artr, 2009-12-14: 12:51:00

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Xmascot

artr

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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Tinselfitter

Created by: durananrananran

Pronunciation: tin-sul-fit-ter

Sentence: Molly is such a tinselfitter, every December she outfits her desk in tinsel and baubles. She tinselfits out the rear window of her car with fairy lights

Etymology: tinsel + fitter

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Domindecorate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dom-inn-deck-or-ate

Sentence: He could barely move when he walked into the house. She domindecorated so much so that the walls, floors and ceiling where completely covered with Yuletide "kitsch", it was like a Christmas padded cell.

Etymology: dominate (to permeate or to occupy a commanding or elevated position) + decorate (to furnish or adorn with something ornamental)

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Tannenbum

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: tan-in-bum

Sentence: Jesus Christ on a cross, I can't believe how hard Ross is tannenbumming it today. Seriously--holly print leotards?

Etymology: O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter! (+ bum)

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Celebraddict

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: Noun: seh-leh-brA-dikt Verb: seh-leh-bruh-dIkt

Sentence: Noun: The celebraddict forbade the others from approaching the Christmas tree - she alone knew where the baubles should hang. Verb: Her compulsion was such that she took tinsel everywhere, needing even to temporarily celebraddict her seat on the bus.

Etymology: Celebrate + Addict

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Decoramus

Created by: schoolmarm

Pronunciation: dec/or/A/mus

Sentence: His past follies could have been forgiven, but his coworkers quailed when the resident decoramus showed up on St. Patrick's Day wearing nothing but a four-leaf clover.

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