Verboticism: Presentusinteruptis

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DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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Presentusinteruptis

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: pree-zent-us-int-er-up-tis

Sentence: The anticipation was killing Betty as with each present, her best friend kept reaching near hers from the pile. She had selected the best gift she could think of and carefully wrapped it in beautiful paper. "Look at this one!" Janice shouted as she lifted the gift. "It is wrapped so wonderfully and the paper is so beautiful!" She spent extra care to unwrap the gift so that the paper was not spoiled. She put the gift down on the floor and held up the paper for all to see and passed it around meanwhile forgetting the gift beside her. This was a clear example of presentusinteruptis killing her joy.

Etymology: Presentus, from present or gift + interuptis, to interrupt

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