Verboticism: Decomaniac

'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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Decorismasser

Created by: celtiklass

Pronunciation: Decôr-ris-massûr -n.

Sentence: One who decorates anything and everything including themselves with tacky Christmas decorations! Gives new meaning to a little goes a long way!

Etymology: Originated during the tacky 80's. Every town has one!

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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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Decorobsessivitis

Created by: mzscarlet

Pronunciation: dekor-obsessi-vitis

Sentence: Because of her decorobsessivitis, Susie looks like a clown most of the time, changing clothes and accessories to match every imaginable holiday.

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Holimaniac

Created by: williek1

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Holidict

Created by: beaugosse

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Look at this house! She's a seasonal holidict!

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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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Tinselfitter

Created by: durananrananran

Pronunciation: tin-sul-fit-ter

Sentence: Molly is such a tinselfitter, every December she outfits her desk in tinsel and baubles. She tinselfits out the rear window of her car with fairy lights

Etymology: tinsel + fitter

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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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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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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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