Verboticism: Phantomime

'So team, what do you think of my new idea?'

DEFINITION: n., An expressive gesture made with the belief that the person it is directed at cannot see it, typically occurs during telephone conversations, email discourses, and behind people's backs. v. To use an unseen gesture to express what you cannot say.

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: fan-toh-mime

Sentence: it was my first day of teaching, and i had the uneasy feeling that while i was writing my name on the board , the whole class was phantomiming behind my back

Etymology: phantom, pantomime

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Comments: Phantomime

galwaywegian - 2008-01-28: 07:20:00

ErWenn - 2008-01-28: 10:36:00
Simply brilliant.

Tigger - 2008-01-28: 12:16:00
Ghoulishly clever!

silveryaspen - 2008-01-28: 12:50:00
I could become a phan of phantomine!

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-28: 15:34:00
Can you imagine what I'm phantomiming right now?.... wrong - it's 2 thumbs up

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-28: 16:39:00
Great word!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-28: 16:41:00
Great word!