Verboticism: Courtesnare

'Thank goodness Rodney went first'

DEFINITION: v. To generously allow others to precede you in hopes that they will identify, reduce, and perhaps be eliminated by, the potential hazards. n. A gesture of courtesy which is really the lead-in to a trap.

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Sacricede

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: s-ah-k-ruh-s-ee-d

Sentence: Frank, although he knew that by allowing Rodney to try to get the cheese he was cruely sacriceding him beacause Rodney would be taken out by the trap, allowed Rodney to try to get the cheese first and to his delight Rodney was captured by the trap before he could take a bite of the cheese. Therefore Frank had all the cheese for himself.

Etymology: sacrifice+precede

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Husherette

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: hush/ur/et

Sentence: Sue was an established husherette who kindly led the way to the appointed spot, their final destination.

Etymology: hush + usherette

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Benevolentrap

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: buh-nev-uh-luhn-trap

Sentence: Denise was so happy to see that chivalry was alive when Ken held the door for her yesterday morning. It turned out to be a benevolentrap when it she found out that the boss was looking for someone to take care of a particularly cranky customer.

Etymology: benevolent (charitable, kind) + trap (snare, trick)

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Pitfool

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Pit-fewl

Sentence: Before tasting the coffee, I pitfooled my wife by offering her a sip to make sure it wasn't too hot to drink. It turned out it was.

Etymology: Pitfall (a danger) + fool (a gullible or dumb person; to trick such a person)

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COMMENTS:

you sound like a pitfool terr(i)or - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:20:00

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Sacrifriend

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sakrəfrend

Sentence: Like Mikey in the old Life cereal commercial, Jimmy discovered that his buds saw him as the sacrifriend. They would always \"let\" him go first when the situation was at all sketchy. When they allowed him to go first at jumping into the mountain-stream-fed lake, me had to use every ounce of self-control he could muster to smile and call out, \"Come on in, the water\'s fine\".

Etymology: sacrificial (an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy) + friend (a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection)

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Fallguide

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Fah-all-gu-ide

Sentence: Clint was no idiot. No Sir! If he was a movie star he'd certainly have done his own stunts. But only after his personal fallguide tested the equipment, of course.

Etymology: Cunning modification of Fallguy, 80's tv show starring the same guy who did the Bionic Man, I think (er..no typecasting here!), and whose real name may also have been Guy (which is unlikey really). And 'Girl Guide' akin to Boy scout but disbanded and sadly subsumed into Scouts. (See any Enid Blython book).

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Courtierstwhile

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: curt-ee-erst-while

Sentence: Galahad succeeded to the court by deploying a courtierstwhile strategy. He always allowed others to go before him in a show of courtesy, but they often fell into bear traps, dragon's lairs or other medieval dangers only to become his bygone friends.

Etymology: courteous + courtier + erstwhile (bygone, former)

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Snaregiver

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: snair - giv - ur

Sentence: Marty was the ultimate snaregiver. Under the pretense of being kind and loving, he let Arty take the first bite....

Etymology: snare (trap: something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares), giver (someone who devotes himself completely), play on the word "caregiver" ( person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult )

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word! One I will use! - splendiction, 2009-07-29: 20:05:00

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Hostiletality

Created by: terpette

Pronunciation: hostile-TAL-ity

Sentence: Letting me jump off the cliff first when we go to the quarry to swim is just another example of my ex-boyfriend\'s hostiletality!

Etymology: Conjunction of \"hostile\" and \"hospitality\".

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Shivalry

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: shiv-ul-ree

Sentence: Tex thought it was awfully nice of Bubba to let him go out into the exercise yard before him, but as he emerged into the sunlight and saw a group of H Block inmates waiting for him, he realised it had simply been a case of shivalry.

Etymology: shiv [crude weapon], chivalry

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