Verboticism: Dreamsink

'I wish that girl would talk to me...'

DEFINITION: v. To get what you wished for, but not exactly what you wanted. n. A wish come true that's a total let down.

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Suckseed

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: suk seeeeeed

Sentence: Finally he suckseeded in getting her attention. Unfortunately, he also got the attention of her rottweiler

Etymology: succeed, suck

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Mishwish

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: mish-wish

Sentence: Jonny was playing his song on the street corner when he closed his eyes and mishwished for a huge hit. The last thing he heard was a roar and screech, which he imagined as a crowd of fans. Unfortunately, it was a cement truck and it didn't stop until it hit the wall behind him.

Etymology: mistaken wish

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Foolfilment

Created by: babel

Pronunciation: fool-fill-ment

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Dayscreaming

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dāskrēming

Sentence: His mother always told him, \"be careful what you wish for\" and now he knew why. Ever since he had taken up boxing to get in shape Sidney would daydream about being good enough to go pro. Now, sitting in the ring across from the champ, his daydreaming had turned into dayscreaming. It was a full-fledged daymare. Sure, it was just a charity exhibition match but the look in the champ\'s eyes when Sidney teased him about his pink trunks left him hoping that his teeth were well anchored.

Etymology: daydreaming (a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one\'s attention from the present) + screaming (give a long, loud, piercing cry or cries expressing excitement, great emotion, or pain)

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COMMENTS:

- good word! - splendiction, 2009-07-28: 20:26:00

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Wishysquashy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wishēskwäshē

Sentence: Wendel and Joanne are almost a perfect couple. Every time he presents one of his wishywashy ideas she is all too willing to give it a wishysquashy treatment. Should he ask for a back rub, she will give him one that leaves him with such a backache that he wishes he had never asked.

Etymology: wishy-washy (feeble or insipid in quality or character; lacking strength or boldness) + squash (firmly reject)

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Rueverie

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: roo ver ree

Sentence: Noah was no stranger to heartache and yearning. When he spotted the pretty brunette in the park, he was filled with a sense of awe and hope. His hopes of happily-ever-after quickly faded to rueverie when she gave him heck for staring at her. His dreams were further crashed when the voice which assailed his ears was that of a man...

Etymology: Rue (feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about) & Reverie (an abstracted state of absorption;absent-minded dreaming while awake;a sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment)

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Diswishillia

Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: dis-wish-illia

Sentence: Carl was plagued with his curse of diswishillia, a disease you would not want to wish on your wordt enemy

Etymology: dis: away, wish + illia: disease

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Rainblow

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rain-blow

Sentence: Jim was always chasing rainblows. Everytime he thought his dreams would come true, something always managed to blow it.

Etymology: rainbow: "I'm always Chasing Rainbows" was a song by Harry Carroll in 1918 about an optimistic person who was constantly pushed back by the events of life, and was a popular song of the time. It was featured in a 1941 movie sung by Judy Garland. It was also recorded by Bing Crosby, Perry Como and other crooners of the era. It was also one of my grandmother's favorite songs. + Blow: 1) a sudden unexpected event 2) slang - "that blows" -- something that sucks or is a bummer

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COMMENTS:

Pefect! I love it. - mweinmann, 2009-07-28: 08:00:00

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Dreamsink

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: dreem-sing-k

Sentence: Doug wanted her so bad but it turned out to be a total dreamsink as soon as she opened her mouth.

Etymology: dream + heatsink (a heatsink dissipates heat)

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Stubsidy

Created by: deadpanwalking

Pronunciation: STUB-sid-ee

Sentence: When I saw that my raise just barely qualified me for a higher tax bracket, I thanked my boss for the stubsidy.

Etymology: Stub + Subsidy

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