Verboticism: Handestine


Created by: Jabberwocky

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.

Pronunciation: han/dess/tine

Sentence: They thought the CEO couldn't see the one fingered handestine salute he was given behind his back. Little did they know he wore two way mirrored glasses.

Etymology: hand + clandestine (covert)

Points: 434

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Comments: Handestine

galwaywegian - 2008-01-28: 07:19:00
digitally enhanced vision! like it

Banky - 2008-01-28: 08:22:00
I seriously debated over whether to even bother trying to make a word today, I liked this one so much...fantabulous.

silveryaspen - 2008-01-28: 12:52:00
This will be heard, for it's such a handy word, by design, usefully fine!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-28: 16:21:00

Stevenson0 - 2008-01-28: 21:01:00
I have to hand it to you! You handled this challenge well!! Easily the best word today!!!