Verboticism: Barmy

'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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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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Holidayationist

Created by: Oodles

Pronunciation: hóllə dày náysh'nist

Sentence: Anna's mum starts putting up the Christmas tree in late September & decorates the whole house, she's such a holidayationist!

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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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Deckadent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dek a dent

Sentence: Merry Yule is a self-proclaimed deckadent. She starts gathering her Christmas Kitsch in October and by December her home,vehicle,office, pets and person are covered in greens & reds, candy canes, bells and holly. When she looks for a new home, the first thing she asks is, "Where can I put the Christmas Tree?" She gets so excited waiting for Santa, no one has the heart to tell her he's not real...

Etymology: Decadent (a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically); marked by excessive self-indulgence)& & Decorate (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)& Deck (to decorate;to be beautiful to look at)

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Festifanatic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /fes-ti-fuh-nat-ik/

Sentence: Every year, on the first day of December, Liz turned into a complete festifanatic. Yet, rather than trying to infect her friends and fellow workers with the holiday spirit, she would instead criticize their lack of spirit and accuse them of being 'ornamentally challenged,' which only further alienated everyone. Liz would always end up spending her holidays alone, despite all her enthusiasm.

Etymology: festive - "of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival." (Latin, féstīvus - "merry") + fanatic (Latin, fānāticus - "pertaining to a temple, inspired by orgiastic rites, frantic")

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Deckerotomaniac

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: dek-i-roh-tuh-mey-nee-ak

Sentence: Christmas my foot, she's a deckerotomaniac for any holiday from the rabbit ears she attached to her car at Easter down to the doughboy uniform she wore for Armistice Day.

Etymology: deck (to adorn people or rooms, also invokes the movie "Deck the Halls" about overdecorating) + erotomaniac (abnormally strong sexual desire because deckerotomaniacs clearly get off on decorating)

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Holidaybacle

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: holiday - bah - kul

Sentence: She was green, red and flashing lights from head to toe - a complete holidaybacle! She knew the true meaning of Xcessmas.

Etymology: holiday + debacle

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COMMENTS:

very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 16:01:00

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Decorosessive

Created by: JusMeLP

Pronunciation: De'CORE' - o - sessive

Sentence: Call me 'Decorosessive', but jus' because you don't appreciate holidays - Don't hate me for being 'In the Spirt' !!!!

Etymology: Decor + Obsessive = a compulsion to Decorate everything during a holiday!!

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Holiaddict

Created by: gmlehmann

Pronunciation: holly-add-ickt

Sentence: Everything she did was was related to the holidays. She was a real holiaddict.

Etymology: Holiday + Addict or Addiction

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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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