Verboticism: Fauxgestation

'Come on! You must be pregnant...'

DEFINITION: v., To enthusiastically congratulate a woman on her pending motherhood, only to be told that you are mistaken. n., The dashed expectations and pregnant silence that follows mistaken congratulations.

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Fauxgestation

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: fo-ges-tay-shun

Sentence: Bob made a grevious error when he commented on the fauxgestation of his boss's wife.

Etymology: faux = fake; gestation = the carrying of an embryo or fetus inside a female viviparous animal (Wikipedia)

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