Verboticism: Tinselitis

'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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Psyclaustic

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: sigh + claws + tic

Sentence: My mom has over 152 Santa Claus figurines of one sort or another, and drags them out every Christmas - I guess you could say she's psyclaustic.

Etymology: psychotic + claus

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Xmasdecafobia

Created by: mblewis41

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jack has spent so much time and money on Xmas decorations, I think he's suffering from xmasdecafobia.

Etymology:

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Hollydaze

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hälēdāz

Sentence: Becky believes in the organic lifestyle. With Christmas coming she has decided to festoon a festive vest with holly leaves. Nothing synthetic for her. No plastic, no satin. Becky is in a hollydaze. Maybe it is an effect of the season. Maybe it is the blood loss caused by her prickly apparel.

Etymology: holly (a widely distributed shrub, typically having prickly dark green leaves, small white flowers, and red berries) + daze (make someone unable to think or react properly) play on Holidays

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Tinselitis

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tinsel/I/tis

Sentence: Sue's tinselistis was so acute that they had to schedule an emergency tinsellectomy.

Etymology: tinsel + tonsillitis

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COMMENTS:

Congrats on your over all weekly win last week! Some great words!! Well done!!! - Stevenson0, 2007-12-03: 15:10:00

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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

Sentence: Sylvia took the Christmas carol 'Deck the Halls' and its meaning to the extreme, decorating anything and everything. She is completely and totally festcessive about the Christmas season.

Etymology: festive + obcessive + excessive

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COMMENTS:

success-ive - Nosila, 2009-12-14: 16:15:00

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Ornamaniac

Created by: kragn

Pronunciation: orn-a-MAY-nee-ack

Sentence: Debbie's an ornamaniac -- she's got a couple of strands of Christmas lights in her purse for unexpected decorating opportunities.

Etymology: ornament + maniac

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Holiholic

Created by: pacha

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COMMENTS:

Good word! Had a friend for whom Christmas came once a year- but he seemed to celebrated it during 365 days. He had a year -long yearning, I guess, for yuletide! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:24:00

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Christpulsiveness

Created by: IllmaticKD

Pronunciation: Christ'puls'iv'ness

Sentence: A bow on the hood of the car, the cat looks like Santa Claude vomitted, even the sweater she wears ha christmas bulbs hanging from it, this person suffers from Christpulsiveness.

Etymology: noun; Derived from two words. Christmas, and compulsive. Also see: Christpulsive, Christpulsively

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Korinne KD, put some of your magic into the sentences... I need a laugh!!! - Korinne, 2007-12-06: 00:15:00

Korinne Love it! - Korinne, 2007-12-06: 08:45:00

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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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Jingolo

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: jing - oh - low

Sentence: Stuart had turned into a complete jingolo. There were holiday bells of all sorts everywhere....both at work and at home. He just couldn't stop hanging them as he was sooo into the spirit this year. They were hanging from the doors, halls, walls, cubicles, phones, file cabinets, bathroom fixtures, refrigerator and copy machine....and those were just some of the ones he had adorned the workplace with!

Etymology: Jingle (from jingle bells) Gigolo (a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained).... In combination, unrestrained jingle bells

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COMMENTS:

Exceptional. A real bellringer that is a-pealing. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 12:13:00

I'm just a jingolo and everywhere I go, I spread joy and mistletoe...cute word - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:18:00

good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:13:00

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