Verboticism: Adornorate

'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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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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Holidazzler

Created by: mvsmyth

Pronunciation: HOLL-uh-dazz-lerr

Sentence: Jeff didn't realize he had married a holidazzler until it was too late, and now every festive occasion was marked by decorations covering every square inch of their split-level rancher---inside and out!

Etymology: A combination of "holiday", any generally accepted occasion for celebration, and "dazzle", meaning in this case to overpower with a bright and spectacular display.

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Wornament

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: worn a ment

Sentence: Mary-Chris Mass has for obvious reasons become obsessed with festooning herself, her car, her house and her work space with Christmas decorations. Her efforts to wornament herself, family and colleages has actually paid off. They find it easier to conform to her wishes than to resist. In fact they carry the theme year-round. The office is now painted red and green and holly, ivy, poinsettias and mistletoe grow in the office atrium. Because her office is a call centre conducting market research, the building is now being called the North Poll!

Etymology: Worn (past participle of wear;something adorning oneself) & Ornament (v. to make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

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Noelitist

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /noe-well-lee-tist/

Sentence: This noelitist jerk just spent an hour informing me of the history of Saint Nick - I mean, come on, I have a Labor Day picnic to get to...

Etymology: "noel" and "elitist"

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 15:59:00

Good one! - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:14:00

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Sillybrate

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Silly-brate

Sentence: Sally sparkled and tinkled as she walked, the bells on her shoes making them look elfinesque, while her large fat-santa ear-rings flashed incessantly beside her red-dyed hair. When the door opened her colleagues inevitably looked up, their gaze drawn by reflex and some would emit a groan equally reflexively. "Season's Greetings!" she would smile at everyone, glowing with holiday glee as she bounded about the office in a flurry of red, green and gold, flashing lights and ringing bells. Until she bumped into Adrian, greying cubicle curmudgeon: "Oh, stop-it, you silly girl!" he snapped, having heard enough bells for the day. "If you don't go away or get rid of that crap I'll forcibly de-festoon you, sillybrate!"

Etymology: Silly - the very [] overuse of tinsel, bells, lights, fat flashing light santas, present-shaped ear-rings and other festoonery foisted on us by the over-indulgent foistooners of the season. Celebrate - what is commonly supposed to happen on special or seasonal occasions, and usually involving a modicum of merriment, mead, melee and possibly mistle-toe..

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Holidayationist

Created by: Oodles

Pronunciation: hóllə dày náysh'nist

Sentence: Anna's mum starts putting up the Christmas tree in late September & decorates the whole house, she's such a holidayationist!

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Tinselclown

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tinsəlkloun

Sentence: Gloria is such a tinselclown. She rarely has enough decorations for her Christmas tree because she is wearing most of them starting the day after Thanksgiving. Others call it Black Friday. She calls it Sparkle Friday. You should see her at Easter.

Etymology: tinsel (a form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil) + clown (a comical, silly, playful person) Derivative of Tinseltown (Hollywood, or the superficially glamorous world it represents)

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COMMENTS:

Yule (you'll) log in warmth and laughter with this excellent verbotomy - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:19:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:11:00

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Compulsifester

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: com-pul-si-fes-ter

Sentence: Jill was such a compulsifester, she wore a wreath around her neck for two weeks before Christmas.

Etymology: compul (compulsive) fester (festivities)

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Obsessibrate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-uh-brayt

Sentence: Gracielda was so heavily into the holiday spirit she once again showed her need to obsessabrate by decorating everything from her dog, to her car, the refrigerator and even the john in her bathroom, making her friends and family members wonder if she was in touch with reality.

Etymology: Blend of obsession and celebrate

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Ornamaniac

Created by: kragn

Pronunciation: orn-a-MAY-nee-ack

Sentence: Debbie's an ornamaniac -- she's got a couple of strands of Christmas lights in her purse for unexpected decorating opportunities.

Etymology: ornament + maniac

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