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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Snootinize

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: SNOO-tin-ize

Sentence: No one knows why he needs to snootinize everything. Perhaps he has a sick scents.

Etymology: scrutinize, snoot

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COMMENTS:

Shazam! Excellent creativity! - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 07:57:00

Agreed! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 16:36:00

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Idensniffication

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eye den sniff ick ay shun

Sentence: His method of idensniffication, combined with a certain shiftiness around the full moon, led to a certain disquiet among the more delicate inhabitants of the apartment block.

Etymology: identification, sniff

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COMMENTS:

very funny! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-29: 14:21:00

Perhaps he's moonlighting as a "sniffer" dog! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 16:32:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 21:49:00

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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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Sniffasouras

Created by: Daniel999

Pronunciation: sniff a sor as

Sentence: He was so obsessed with sniffing everything around him, they gave him the nickname "sniffasouras".

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Kleptaromatist

Created by: MichaelCampbellUK

Pronunciation: klep - ta - rome - a - tist

Sentence: Kevin was a confirmed kleptaromatist, compelled to plunder new scents uncontrollably.

Etymology: Kleptomaniac + aromatist

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:27:00

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Eversniffthing

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (Ever-sniff-thing)

Sentence: You seem to be eversniffthing anything you pick up.

Etymology: ever- 'ever'ything sniff- smell something thing- every'thing'

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Gaspirate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gas pir ayt

Sentence: They called Barney the bloodhound, because he would gaspirate every object that came into his hand. It was embarrassing enough for friends when he did it in restaurants and stores. But when he started doing it to new people he'd meet, they just had to keep a sniff upper lip and hope he would not describe what he smelled.

Etymology: Gasp (a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open) & Aspirate (inhale;suck in air, along with whatever smells accompany said lungful)

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Addictodor

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: addict'o-door

Sentence: He's an addictodor. He even smell dogs' butts.

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Sniffixation

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: snif-fix-a-shun

Sentence: Jim had such a sniffixation about freshness that Rita refused to go with him to buy groceries anymore. Anyone who watched him smell, poke, squeeze and taste the fruits and vegetables was too grossed out to buy them when he got done with them. He sniffed the meats to make sure they weren't spoiled, the cheeses to see if they were still good and the fish to make sure it hadn't gone belly up. But when he began to sniff the cat food she had enough.

Etymology: sniff + fixation:an obsessive preoccupation

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Compulsniff

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmpəlsnif

Sentence: Gerry is obsessed with how things smell. Everything he uses must smell just right. He will compulsniff everything he touches. Last week he returned his new car to the dealership because it didn’t have enough new-car smell.

Etymology: compulsive (resulting from or relating to an irresistible urge) + sniff (draw in air audibly through the nose to detect a smell)

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