Verboticism: Petticlaimant

'Look out! Here comes a truck!'

DEFINITION: v. To habitually object to and contradict other people's statements, especially if they include any facts or opinions. n. A person who finds fault what other people say no matter what it is, and lets them know it.

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Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: pet-ee-claym-ant

Sentence: Edward wasn't sure exactly when he realized he began predicting Evelyn's petticlaimant responses to everything he said. It was at this point that the break-up was inevitable, with each encounter twisting the screws a little bit tighter.

Etymology: Petti- small + claim- to assert + ant- performer of an action

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Comments: Petticlaimant

silveryaspen - 2008-03-11: 21:05:00
Uniqu etymology and word!