Verboticism: Snoozeloquate

Snoozeloquate

Created by: pendraghon

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.

Pronunciation: snüz-LO-qwate

Sentence: The dental tech snoozeloquated throughout my cleaning, boring me to tears.

Etymology: snooze (to sleep or nap)origin unknown; Loquate from Loquacious (wordy), Latin loquac-, loquax, from loqui to speak v. snoozeloquate, snoozeloquation, snoozeloquated n. snoozeloquator

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