Verboticism: Dischristmaspirited

'When am I going to get a real holiday?'

DEFINITION: v., To run out of batteries during the holidays, especially on Christmas morning when all the kids and half the adults are screaming for their new toys. n., A battery or personal energy shortage created by over-consumption.

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Lithargic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: le-thar-jick

Sentence: I've been cooking all afternoon and I'm far too lithargic to finish this sent....

Etymology: lethargic (lacking energy) + lithium (metal used in batteries and used to describe that type of battery)

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Captures the feeling as well as the definition! Simply Excellent. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:17:00

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Shortrest

magillo

Created by: magillo

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Asaltonbattery

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a salt on batt er ee

Sentence: When Mimi forgot to pack fresh double AA's with the Christmas toys,she went ballistic and she was charged with asaltonbattery.

Etymology: assault & battery

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Holidie

Created by: KelleyToohey

Pronunciation: hŏl'ĭ-dī or "holly-die"

Sentence: "Halfway through Chanukah brunch with her in-laws, Midge began to holidie." "I feel holidead after wrapping presents all night."

Etymology: A blend between "holiday", a word meaning a day free from work or a holy day, and the verb "die", meaning to cease living.

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Holidrained

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hol - i - draned

Sentence: Carol was completely holidrained this year. By Christmas morning, it seemed that she had not rested since December 1st. There had been so many things to do to get ready for the holidays and now her batteries felt run down.....she needed badly to recharge.

Etymology: Holiday + Drained (spent, having no energy)

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Straindeer

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: strayn-dear

Sentence: Thomas was fraught by the demands of cooking Christmas dinner for eight in a shoebox sized oven. He reached for another eggnog. In reply to his girlfriend's arched eyebrow, he angrily told her 'I'm feeling the straindeer, OK?!'

Etymology: strain + reindeer

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Holidaze

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: hol-i-daze

Sentence: The Turkey got done, but I was in a holidaze the rest of the day.

Etymology: holiday+daze

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Cricerage

Created by: crystallex

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Etymology: crisis + shortage

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Holidrought

Created by: gilscarbo

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Notivation

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: noh-tuh-vey-shuhn

Sentence: After a full day of wrapping presents and cooking the ham, Wendy had notivation to participate in the festivities.

Etymology: No: not a (used before a noun to convey the opposite of the noun's meaning) + Motivation: the state or condition of being motivated.

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noun.... - KelleyToohey, 2007-12-23: 19:57:00

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