Verboticism: Malasitterism

Malasitterism

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Definition: v. To leave your pet, child or lover in the care of a friend or relative who teaches them a stupid trick or bad habit. n. A stupid trick or bad habit learned from a caregiver.

Pronunciation: Mal-a-sit-ter-ism

Sentence: Despite all precautions and checking, one cannot totally avoid the possibility that a child will pick up a malasitterism from the babysitter.

Etymology: Mal- Bad / Sitter- Part-time caregiver / ism- habit or manner

Points: 389

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Comments: Malasitterism

silveryaspen - 2008-02-26: 18:59:00
Especially if the baby sitter is Mrs. Malaprop!