Verboticism: Xmasdecafobia

'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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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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Decorfatuate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dek-uhr-fach-oo-eyt

Sentence: They knew her decofatuating had gone too far when she bought festive contact lenses that made her eyes look like Christmas trees.

Etymology: decorate + infatuate (as in obsess)

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Jinglehells

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Jingle hells

Sentence: On my way to work, Just a normal day. Here we go again... Trinkets in the way! Ditsy colleagues hang, Tinsel by the score. Don't they realise we are not children anymore? OH! ...

Etymology: Jingle Bells. Everyone sing along!

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COMMENTS:

petaj you have a touch of the bah humbugs there! - petaj, 2008-12-10: 05:50:00

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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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Deckaholsic

nhanusek

Created by: nhanusek

Pronunciation: deck a hols ic

Sentence: Anita suffers from deckaholsic. I think she even attends meetings.

Etymology: deck the halls + alcoholic

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COMMENTS:

Nice! Deckaholic would have been good as well. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 18:57:00

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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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Obsessibrate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-uh-brayt

Sentence: Gracielda was so heavily into the holiday spirit she once again showed her need to obsessabrate by decorating everything from her dog, to her car, the refrigerator and even the john in her bathroom, making her friends and family members wonder if she was in touch with reality.

Etymology: Blend of obsession and celebrate

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Tinselvate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tin-suh‚ÄČl-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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Dazzlejock

Created by: AliA415

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Elfanatic

CEE1ESS

Created by: CEE1ESS

Pronunciation: elf-an-atic

Sentence: She was elfanatic about the holidays, decorating everything in sight.

Etymology: based on the words elf and fanatic

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