Verboticism: Kleptaromatist

'Why are you sniffing your phone?'

DEFINITION: n., A compulsive need to sniff everything and anything you pick up, even things that typically do not have distinctive odors. v., To habitually sniff everything within your grasp -- just to make sure it's fresh.

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Snootinize

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: SNOO-tin-ize

Sentence: No one knows why he needs to snootinize everything. Perhaps he has a sick scents.

Etymology: scrutinize, snoot

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COMMENTS:

Shazam! Excellent creativity! - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 07:57:00

Agreed! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 16:36:00

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Urgescent

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'erg-'sent

Sentence: Kimberly had no sense of smell, which served not only as another reason to hate Loretta, but also as cause to deeply distrust her. "It's too primal" Kimberly opined, "maybe if she were a rodent it wouldn't be as strange, but I don't trust anyone who operates like a rat." Meanwhile, in the background Loretta urgescently nosed her way through Kimberly's desk until she found Kimberly's stash of cheese.

Etymology: urge (compel earnestly) + scent (odor)

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Sniffixation

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: snif-fix-a-shun

Sentence: Jim had such a sniffixation about freshness that Rita refused to go with him to buy groceries anymore. Anyone who watched him smell, poke, squeeze and taste the fruits and vegetables was too grossed out to buy them when he got done with them. He sniffed the meats to make sure they weren't spoiled, the cheeses to see if they were still good and the fish to make sure it hadn't gone belly up. But when he began to sniff the cat food she had enough.

Etymology: sniff + fixation:an obsessive preoccupation

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Idensniffication

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eye den sniff ick ay shun

Sentence: His method of idensniffication, combined with a certain shiftiness around the full moon, led to a certain disquiet among the more delicate inhabitants of the apartment block.

Etymology: identification, sniff

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COMMENTS:

very funny! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-29: 14:21:00

Perhaps he's moonlighting as a "sniffer" dog! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 16:32:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 21:49:00

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Compulsniff

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: come-pul-sniff

Sentence: Kathleen was a bit compulsniff, especially when it came to books. She would pick one up and quickly thumb the pages to release the book's scent. Yearbooks were--and still are--the best smelling books around.

Etymology: compulsive + sniff

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Mmmmmm Boooooks! Yummy smells! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:19:00

Great word, Nuwanda...makes scents! - Nosila, 2008-10-27: 21:03:00

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Kleptaromatist

Created by: MichaelCampbellUK

Pronunciation: klep - ta - rome - a - tist

Sentence: Kevin was a confirmed kleptaromatist, compelled to plunder new scents uncontrollably.

Etymology: Kleptomaniac + aromatist

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:27:00

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Eversniffthing

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (Ever-sniff-thing)

Sentence: You seem to be eversniffthing anything you pick up.

Etymology: ever- 'ever'ything sniff- smell something thing- every'thing'

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Whifficionado

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: \wif-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\

Sentence: Because Hector was a real whifficionado, anything that came near his face -- the phone, his sunglasses, even his girlfriend -- would get scrutinosed, and fragranalyzed. He had a total sniffixation.

Etymology: whiff - "a slight trace of odor or smell" (aspirated var. of Middle English, weffe) + aficionado - "enthusiast" (Spanish, aficion, -from Latin, affectionem)

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COMMENTS:

I sorry if I've stolen "sniffixation" from you. I was unaware that you used it in your sentence. I'm happy to withdraw it & ubstitute "fragranxiety". I'm a fan of whifficionado; it's a great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 04:28:00

No problem. Great minds think alike -- apparently, so do we sometimes. ;) I though that your word 'smellancholy' was brilliant. - Tigger, 2007-11-29: 12:21:00

I think this captures the 'essence' of the definition. - kabloozie, 2007-11-29: 19:52:00

franke Excellent word. Very funny. - franke, 2007-11-30: 10:02:00

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Sniffmonger

Created by: frankierio

Pronunciation: snif-mong-r

Sentence: Not only did Jeff smell everything on his plate before he ate it, he even sniffed me.He is such a sniffmonger.

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Gaspirate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gas pir ayt

Sentence: They called Barney the bloodhound, because he would gaspirate every object that came into his hand. It was embarrassing enough for friends when he did it in restaurants and stores. But when he started doing it to new people he'd meet, they just had to keep a sniff upper lip and hope he would not describe what he smelled.

Etymology: Gasp (a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open) & Aspirate (inhale;suck in air, along with whatever smells accompany said lungful)

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