Verboticism: Nightbumps

'What's that dripping sound?'

DEFINITION: n. Strange sounds that keep you awake in the middle of the night. v. To lie in bed unable to sleep because you keep hearing weird sounds.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈnaɪtˌbʌmps/

Sentence: We decided that the poltergeist haunting our house must be either blind or clumsy when the nightbumps started sounding more like night-bump-ow-crash-$#!+s.

Etymology: from "things that go bump in the night"

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