Verboticism: Deckadent

'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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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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Tannenbum

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: tan-in-bum

Sentence: Jesus Christ on a cross, I can't believe how hard Ross is tannenbumming it today. Seriously--holly print leotards?

Etymology: O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter! (+ bum)

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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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Decorationist

Created by: Daniel999

Pronunciation: Dekorachonst

Sentence: As a decorationist, she was approached throughout the year for various decorative ideas.

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Holidaybacle

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: holiday - bah - kul

Sentence: She was green, red and flashing lights from head to toe - a complete holidaybacle! She knew the true meaning of Xcessmas.

Etymology: holiday + debacle

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COMMENTS:

very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 16:01:00

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Preposterxmas

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pripästəreksməs

Sentence: Holly's approach to the holidays is truly preopsterxmas. It was bad enough last year when she started wearing a string of lights and couldn't leave her cubicle without trailing extension cords behind her but this year she is festooned with sprigs of holly and ornaments. She is a hazard to be around.

Etymology: preposterous (utterly absurd or ridiculous)+ Xmas (informal term for Christmas)

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Xmascot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eksməskät

Sentence: There might just be elf in Kris*s family tree. She has taken on the role of Xmascot, decorating everything in sight including herself. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, she has an outfit for every day, most involving tinsel and lights. She is devoted to the holiday. Just managing the extension cords is close to a full-time job.

Etymology: Xmas (informal term for Christmas) + mascot (a person or thing that is supposed to bring good luck or that is used to symbolize a particular event or organization)

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Deckerotomaniac

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: dek-i-roh-tuh-mey-nee-ak

Sentence: Christmas my foot, she's a deckerotomaniac for any holiday from the rabbit ears she attached to her car at Easter down to the doughboy uniform she wore for Armistice Day.

Etymology: deck (to adorn people or rooms, also invokes the movie "Deck the Halls" about overdecorating) + erotomaniac (abnormally strong sexual desire because deckerotomaniacs clearly get off on decorating)

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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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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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