Verboticism: Amorosite

'Why were you looking at that girl?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who wants to monopolize all of someone's love and tries to prevent them from sharing it with others.v. To monopolize someone's love.

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Unclehoneybags

playdohheart

Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: unk-el-hun-e-bag-s

Sentence: Monica knew Zoltan was a total unclehoneybags when he asked her to stay at his place and have a "snugglefest" instead of attending her mother's 84th birthday party.

Etymology: "Uncle Moneybags" - the little guy in the top hat from Monopoly, and "Honey" - an affectionate nickname for a significant other

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Wildoatstamer

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: wild-oats-tamer

Sentence: Rufus was a renowned oats cultivator, but after meeting Dora, an honest to goodness wildoatstamer, he confined his sowing to his own farm.

Etymology: wild oats (sharing ones love around) + tamer (as in lion tamer, someone who deals with wild things)

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Amoravore

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: am-or-a-vor

Sentence: Rachel gets jealous just when Doug goes through checkout if the checkout person is female. She is a bit of an amoravore

Etymology: "amora" from the Latin for word "amore" (love); "vore" as in eater.

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Themissus

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: the-miss-iss

Sentence: Heff wanted to spread the love, amongst other pestilences, but themissus was adamant that they were "meant to be together" and some other soppy nonsense.

Etymology: Because it's pretty much the normal behavior of women who think not being a sex-object appeals to men.

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COMMENTS:

Obvious? Maybe the themister works too. - Stevenson0, 2007-04-17: 12:56:00

See sexist etymology (just below the word "nonsense") for rebuttal. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-17: 13:12:00

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Monopoleyes

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: mon-op-oh-lies

Sentence: She wants to monopoleyes me - I am not allowed to look at anyone else.

Etymology: monopoly (exclusive rights to sell something) + eyes (implying you can only look at one person). Also a play on the word monopolize.

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Jealouse

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: JEH louse

Sentence: Lydia couldn't take it anymore. If she answered her cellphone, Mark would be right there, obviously listening to her side of the conversation. If she didn't take the call, he would "casually" say, "Hmmm... I wonder who was calling?" He would pretend to be doing tasks nearby whenever she was on e-mail, but she knew he was really trying to read over her shoulder. For a while she had thought his possessiveness was sweet, but now she realized he was just a jealouse. It was the same age-old story, except now with technology added.

Etymology: jealous + louse

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COMMENTS:

perfect word! - Nosila, 2009-11-03: 12:10:00

I agree! - splendiction, 2009-11-03: 21:14:00

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Smotherhalf

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: smuth-er-half

Sentence: Bill's possessiveness meant he wasn't good boyfriend material. Pity the poor girl whose smotherhalf he was.

Etymology: smother (to suffocate) + other half (expression meaning one's partner or spouse)

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Gloverness

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: glove/ur/ness

Sentence: A gloverness takes charge of a relationship and never lets it out of her sight.

Etymology: governess + love

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Greedyneedy

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: gree - dee - nee - dee

Sentence: Men always break up with greedyneedys.

Etymology: greedy (having an excessive desire over something) + needy (in a condition of extreme want)

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Sichuannabe

Created by: susanqtips

Pronunciation: sedj WAH nah bee

Sentence: I can not master the art of Chinese cooking, so I am just a sichuannabe

Etymology: Chinese province of Sichuan combined with "street" term wannabe (want to be)

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