Verboticism: Obsesscent

'Why are you sniffing your phone?'

DEFINITION: n., A compulsive need to sniff everything and anything you pick up, even things that typically do not have distinctive odors. v., To habitually sniff everything within your grasp -- just to make sure it's fresh.

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Whifficionado

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: \wif-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\

Sentence: Because Hector was a real whifficionado, anything that came near his face -- the phone, his sunglasses, even his girlfriend -- would get scrutinosed, and fragranalyzed. He had a total sniffixation.

Etymology: whiff - "a slight trace of odor or smell" (aspirated var. of Middle English, weffe) + aficionado - "enthusiast" (Spanish, aficion, -from Latin, affectionem)

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COMMENTS:

I sorry if I've stolen "sniffixation" from you. I was unaware that you used it in your sentence. I'm happy to withdraw it & ubstitute "fragranxiety". I'm a fan of whifficionado; it's a great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 04:28:00

No problem. Great minds think alike -- apparently, so do we sometimes. ;) I though that your word 'smellancholy' was brilliant. - Tigger, 2007-11-29: 12:21:00

I think this captures the 'essence' of the definition. - kabloozie, 2007-11-29: 19:52:00

franke Excellent word. Very funny. - franke, 2007-11-30: 10:02:00

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Tactonate

Created by: flyingheadlice

Pronunciation: TAK-toh-nate

Sentence: He likes to tactonate his belly button lint.

Etymology: tactile, nasal

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Snexpertiff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: snek-spurt-iff

Sentence: He snexpertiffed anything in sight like a german shepherd police dog looking for contraband.

Etymology: sniff + expert

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Compulsniff

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: come-pul-sniff

Sentence: Kathleen was a bit compulsniff, especially when it came to books. She would pick one up and quickly thumb the pages to release the book's scent. Yearbooks were--and still are--the best smelling books around.

Etymology: compulsive + sniff

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Mmmmmm Boooooks! Yummy smells! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:19:00

Great word, Nuwanda...makes scents! - Nosila, 2008-10-27: 21:03:00

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Obsesscent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uhb/ses/sent

Sentence: Joe is annoyingly obsesscent to the point of whiffing everything he comes in contact with. This schnozealous behaviour is to say the least neurotic and sniffsessive.

Etymology: OBSESSCENT - verb - from OBSESS (dwell obsessively upon something) + SCENT (to perceive, or identify by the sense of smell)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SCHNOZOZEALOUS? Hahahahaa cough cough.... - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:12:00

Smells like a new Calvin Klein fragrance... - Nosila, 2008-10-27: 21:01:00

metrohumanx Or a new de-aromarent protective cream! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:27:00

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Overscentsative

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Over-sents-ative

Sentence: Horacio often thought he could detect odors on things that no one else could. Objects which most people thought had no odor, he felt most compelled to pick up and smell, just to be sure. Perhaps he was just being overscentsative but he just couldn't stop trying to smell everything he picked up..... Wait, I think that smells pretty good, let me see.

Etymology: "Over" as in beyond some norm or limit + "Scents" or odors + "ative" suffix meaning of, relating to or connecting with.

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COMMENTS:

Like it! - TJayzz, 2008-10-27: 08:54:00

metrohumanx Excellent word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:13:00

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Snufflebored

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snuf fel bord

Sentence: Having been dragged by his new wife on a touted cruise, Smell Gibson sniffed everything around him. His bride was embarrassed to find him sniffing cutlery (not just his own) at the dinner table and lifeboats, door handles, really all and everything else on the ship. When asked, he told her he was playing snufflebored. She didn't know whether it was boredom, a manic compulsion or that he had a germ detector built in his nose, but her groom's actions mortified her. It was a pity he had no life preserver to sniff when he mysteriously was thrown overboard on their last day at sea...

Etymology: Snuffle (sniff or smell inquiringly) & Bored (tired of the world;uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence) & Play on Shuffleboard (a game in which players use long sticks to shove wooden disks onto the scoring area marked on a smooth surface; less exertive form of exercise at retirement homes and seniors'cruises)

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mrskellyscl cute! - mrskellyscl, 2010-03-24: 07:26:00

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Snifferize

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: snif-er-ize

Sentence: Teddy had a problem as he would always snifferize his cell phone when it rang.

Etymology: Play on the word sniff

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Pancompulsniffia

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: Pan-cum-pul-snif'- e-uh

Sentence: I'm worried about him. The intensity of his pancompulsniffia is becoming problematic.

Etymology: pan- all, everything + compulsive/sniff + ia - medical condition

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Partspermiliac

Created by: Koekbroer

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