Verboticism: Tresstest

'Her hair is not!'

DEFINITION: v. To assess an individual's current mental state, or identify hidden personality traits, through careful analysis of their hairstyle. n. A method of psychoanalysis based hairdos and don'ts.

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Foliclues

Created by: cannibalgymnastics

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Analyfrizz

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ənaləfriz

Sentence: Harry’s girlfriend can be moody at times. He can easily judge her by the state of her hair. A quick analyfrizz of the time spent managing the locks could tell him how to deal with her. Last Thursday he spotted her stomping down the street with a stocking cap pulled down to her eyebrows. She hadn’t seen him yet so he turned on his heel, ran to his apartment, texted her that he wasn’t feeling well and hid out for the evening.

Etymology: Analysis (short for psychoanalysis - a system of psychological theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders) + frizz (hair in a mass of small, tight curls or tufts)

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Categhairise

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: cat-egg-hayr-ize

Sentence: Sebastian's ability to categhairise people accurately (even if bald) had usually kept him out of ha(i)rm's way.

Etymology: categorise + hair

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Prostyling

Created by: kdhills

Pronunciation: Pro-Stie-ling

Sentence: The TSA has come under fire in recent weeks for the supposedly prostyling travelers and administering unnecessary secondary screenings.

Etymology: Profiling + Styling

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Ponytelltale

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: poh-nee-el-teyl

Sentence: Anne is usually quite meticulous with her appearance. She spends a fair amount of time in the morning getting her hair just right. It doesn't require tips from Sigmund Freud to pick out her bad-mood days. The ponytelltale sends co-workers scurrying in every direction but in her path. If all she has done is cram her locks into a scrunchie the world better look out.

Etymology: ponytail (an arrangement of the hair in a long lock drawn tightly against the back of the head and cinched so as to hang loosely) + telltale (a thing serving to reveal or disclose something)

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Tressstressomerty

Created by: galwaywegian

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Hairpinion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: hair-pin-yun

Sentence: It was everyone's hairpinion that Martha's constant hairstyle changes reflected her moods. If she was having a good day her hair looked well groomed, but if she had a fight with her boyfriend she looked pretty ratty.

Etymology: hair + hairpin: a little metal thing which is used to keep hair out of one's face + opinion: a conclusion that was based on belief instead of concrete facts.

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COMMENTS:

A neat and stylish word. I bet your hair looks good today! - jrogan, 2009-07-30: 09:06:00

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Strandalyze

Created by: riflesandkids74

Pronunciation: strand-uh-lyz

Sentence: When riding the subway each morning, I sometimes strandalyze some of the passengers (Even those wearing hats).

Etymology: strand + analyze

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Hairtmology

Created by: GreatRandew

Pronunciation: Hair-T-Molo-gy

Sentence: A recent professer of Hairtomolgy as discovered that people with Bed-Head have a greater chance of being grouchy due to poor Sleep

Etymology: Hair - Etmology

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Knottipathetic

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: not-tee-pah-theh-tik

Sentence: Roger figured he'd use his knottipathetic skills to get ahead at work. (He learned all about it on the internet during knotworking breaks.) But when he misdiagnosed his boss's bed-head as a subliminal invitation to get kinky, he ended up losing more than his hair.

Etymology: knot + pathy

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