Verboticism: Attentioneer

'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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Sin-wat

Created by: vonnegut

Pronunciation: sin-wat

Sentence: "As your husband, I'll want all your love for myself." She stared at me with widening eyes. "A sin-wat!"... "I will not marry a sin-wat." She stood. "Goodbye." "Good-bye?" I was crushed.

Etymology: Created by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., for Cat's Cradle, published in 1963.

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Dictatamore

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: dik - taa - ta - mor - a

Sentence: Sean had become a dictatamore and Sarah was feeling stiffled, stiffened and smothered. He was jealous of her dog, her mother and even her stuffed animals.

Etymology: dicatate, amore

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COMMENTS:

Ha! good word! - splendiction, 2009-11-03: 21:13:00

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Attentioneer

Created by: javex

Pronunciation: Uh-ten-shun-eer

Sentence: Look, I'd love to stay and talk with you, but my attentioneer of a wife is running over here, and she doesn't really look too happy...

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Bleachy keen, Javex! - Nosila, 2009-11-03: 23:44:00

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Valenmine

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: val/en/mine

Sentence: When he caught her deleting all of his contacts on his cell phone, Dick realised with trepidation that perhaps Julie was a valenmine.

Etymology: Valentine (your beloved one) + mine (all mine, not yours, can't have him, he's mine!)

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COMMENTS:

is that where the seven cupids work? - galwaywegian, 2007-04-17: 07:12:00

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Reindear

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rayn - deer

Sentence: Elizabeth is a veritable reindear, keeping her fiancé, Duke, on a very short leash, seldom letting him out of her sight and dominating most of his time thereby making sure that other women were kept at bay.

Etymology: Blend of rein (means of controlling) and dear

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COMMENTS:

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-24: 16:13:00

Love it...is she also a care-ibou? You sleigh me! - Nosila, 2008-06-24: 20:25:00

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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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Leashentious

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: leash/en/shush

Sentence: Sally was so leashentious that she bought her boyfriend a special choker that was electronically hooked up to her earrings so that she could monitor his behavior. This way she could prevent him from having illicit leashaisons.

Etymology: leash + licentious

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COMMENTS:

Good one...you need to get them into Walmart for Christmas! - Nosila, 2008-06-24: 20:28:00

good word;like the story too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-25: 06:41:00

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Suffoleach

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: suff/a/leech (I realize I spelled it wrong but couldn't change) :(

Sentence: Jason worried that he had made a serious mistake. Shortly after Brianna accepted his proposal of marriage, she began showing signs of being a suffoleech. Among other things, she began making lists of "sweet nothings" he was to say to her several times a day.

Etymology: suffocate-smother: deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing. leech-a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.

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COMMENTS:

an emotional vampire - deadly - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-24: 16:15:00

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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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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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