Verboticism: Kitschsake

'Why are you putting that by the front door?'

DEFINITION: n., An ugly decorative item or article of clothing received from friends or relatives, which is kept stored away but ready to be pulled out at a moment's notice in anticipation of a return visit. v., To temporarily place an old, and perhaps unattractive gift in a place of honor.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KICH-seyk

Sentence: When Bob heard that Roxie's mother was coming over in about 16 minutes time, he displayed, promptly and prominently, the "toaster-shaped" teapot, the "piece of toast" clock and all the other items of kitschsake she had given them.

Etymology: Conflation of KITSCH(from German)meaning: gaudy, trashy objects or items and (OE) SAKE, as in "keepsake", meaning an item kept for the sake of the giver.

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Comments: Kitschsake

kabloozie - 2007-12-12: 13:11:00
Love the sentence - I'm kinda wanting that toast clock to go with my toast coasters...

Jabberwocky - 2007-12-12: 13:20:00
maybe that's a hint that you should serve toast

purpleartichokes - 2007-12-12: 19:04:00
Great word Ozzie!