Verboticism: Socwidow

'My boyfriend disappeared in the laundry!'

DEFINITION: n., 1. The process by which pairs of socks are washed, dried, and then separated perhaps never to be reunited again. 2. The place where lost socks disappear to. v. To lose your mate in the wash.

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Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: sock + widow

Sentence: Newlywed Nancy had heard terrible horror stories from her friends about what happened to mated pairs and she was so afraid to let either her socks or her new husband anywhere near the washing machine.

Etymology: soc - lovely mated pairs that caress your feet; widow - what women become when they lose the person who caresses their feet

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Comments: Socwidow

Redrover - 2008-01-09: 15:25:00
Actually, I should have spelled this word as soquidow...