Verboticism: Preculate

'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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Preculate

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /prek-u-late/

Sentence: Darren was sweating bullets after he incorrectly preculated that the young woman on the train was great with child.

Etymology: pregnant + speculate

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