Verboticism: Mandrivel

'This may hurt a little. So tell me, how are your kids?'

DEFINITION: n., Forced small talk used by professional caregivers to put patients at ease. (Not usually effective.) v., To ask insipid questions while subjecting a person to an intimate, awkward or painful procedure.

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Mandrivel

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: man/dri/vel

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Etymology: mandible (jaw bone) + drivel

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