Verboticism: Holiholic

'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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Festinfatuate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: fest-in-FACH-oo-eyt

Sentence: For Bob, festinfatuated with the feriations of the whole world, the year was a 365 red-letter daze.

Etymology: Festinfatuate: Festival, Festoon & Infatuate:inspire with extravagant passion. 2. Feriation: celebrating a holiday (Grambs: "The Endangered English Dictionary.")

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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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Obsessorate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-ohr-ayt

Sentence: Once again, Glendora showed her extreme holiday spirit and went on a crusade to obssesorate everything including phones, the john, and every window in her home, the same in her office and even hung ornaments in the interior of her car.

Etymology: Blend of 'obssess' (to engage in obsessive thinking : become obsessed with an idea) and 'decorate' (to furnish with something ornamental )

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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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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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great word! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-03: 08:02:00

Great word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:38:00

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Autodecophile

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: auto-decko'file

Sentence: Just look at his car; he's an autodecophile

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Decorcessive

Created by: dusterbug

Pronunciation: de-cor-sessive

Sentence: don't you think you are going a little decorcessively this year?

Etymology: decorate + exsessive

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2007-12-03: 17:57:00

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Dazzlejock

Created by: AliA415

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Baubleaphilia

Created by: MrOdd

Pronunciation: A bauble was originally a stick with a weight attached, used in weighing, a child's toy, but especially the mock symbol of office carried by a court jester. "Philia" (Greek: φιλíα) in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is usually translated "friendship"

Sentence: A friendly relationship with baubles and decorations for any excuse, maybe even a holiday, a love of permutating one's individuality into value induced soley by a passing occasion and it's rendering of traditional, and therefore mindless, decorations.

Etymology: Bauble + philia

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