Verboticism: Terminalack

'When am I going to get a real holiday?'

DEFINITION: v., To run out of batteries during the holidays, especially on Christmas morning when all the kids and half the adults are screaming for their new toys. n., A battery or personal energy shortage created by over-consumption.

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Alkalight

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: al ka liet

Sentence: he found himself alkalight again, much to the children's chagrin. no AAA meant no Hohoho.

Etymology: alkaline light

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Happy Festive Cellebrations, galwaywegian! - Nosila, 2008-12-24: 09:35:00

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Straindeer

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: strayn-dear

Sentence: Thomas was fraught by the demands of cooking Christmas dinner for eight in a shoebox sized oven. He reached for another eggnog. In reply to his girlfriend's arched eyebrow, he angrily told her 'I'm feeling the straindeer, OK?!'

Etymology: strain + reindeer

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Lithargic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: le-thar-jick

Sentence: I've been cooking all afternoon and I'm far too lithargic to finish this sent....

Etymology: lethargic (lacking energy) + lithium (metal used in batteries and used to describe that type of battery)

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Captures the feeling as well as the definition! Simply Excellent. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:17:00

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Imbattered

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: im'bat-erd

Sentence: I couldn't show the kids how their new toys worked, I was imbattered

Etymology: embittered/battery

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Stamino

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: stam-uh-noh

Sentence: She thought she had more stamina this year, but it quickly became clear to her that this was a case of stamino. She sat there envying all the new gadgets charging up their batteries and wished that someone would soon invent a battery charger for humans - nevermind that's what spas are for, and alcohol.

Etymology: stamina (the power to endure fatigue, having great strength) + no (negative, not)

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Batterestitue

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bah-ter-ess-ti-toot

Sentence: Triple AAA's and Quadruple AAAA's ran down so fast this Christmas past, I went batterestitute!

Etymology: a combo of batteries and destitue ... batterestitute

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Yuletired

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: yool-tie-erd

Sentence: At the end of it all i was so yuletired i could hardly speak

Etymology: tired, yuletide

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Dischristmaspirited

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dis/kris/mas/spiri/ted

Sentence: Ho Ho Hold on - I'm so exhausted I'm getting dischristmaspirited!

Etymology: dispirited + Christmas spirit

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Assaultonbatteries

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: ah SULT on BAT a reez

Sentence: Damn this Christmas morning thing is just an assaultonbatteries and nothing will work until I can get to the store to get the missing components.

Etymology: ASSAULT: attack BATTERIES: providing energy play on 'assault and battery'

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Holidrained

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hol - i - draned

Sentence: Carol was completely holidrained this year. By Christmas morning, it seemed that she had not rested since December 1st. There had been so many things to do to get ready for the holidays and now her batteries felt run down.....she needed badly to recharge.

Etymology: Holiday + Drained (spent, having no energy)

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