Verboticism: Shirkolepsy

'Mommy, is Daddy playing dead again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be physically overcome by a sudden illness, disability, or even death when asked to participate in unrewarding activities -- like work, or household chores. n. A person who gets sick when asked to work.

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Created by: Sissyphus


Sentence: Meg had a shirkoleptic fit after the beer was gone and it was time to carry the boxes downstairs.

Etymology: shirk(avoid duty) + lepsy(seizure)

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Comments: Shirkolepsy

wordmeister - 2006-12-13: 13:39:00
Good Word Siss!

oxhead - 2006-12-13: 17:22:00
First time user here. I have to say, after seeing this word, I can tell I'm in the big leagues. It's a beautiful funny word.

erasmus - 2006-12-18: 07:07:00
top word. Hits the nail on the head.