Verboticism: Fauxlalaing

Fauxlalaing

Created by: yellowbird

Definition: v., To show appreciation for a gift, even if it is something that you do not really need or want, by feigning joy. n., A faked display of gratitude.

Pronunciation: foe-la-la-ing

Sentence: Grandma didn't really like that weight set you gave her; she was only fauxlalaing.

Etymology: faux (fake) and fa la la, a Christmas song chorus and ah! the sound someone makes when startled or surprised

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