Verboticism: Gnashaghast

'Come on, you ate the banana. Now eat the peel. '

DEFINITION: n., The fear of eating the skins of fruits, vegetables, or small animals. v., To worry about saving one's skin while chewing on a rind, peel, or pelt.

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Pronunciation: NASH-ah-gast

Sentence: Susan couldn't stand the thought of eating an un-peeled peach. the feeling of the fuzz on her teeth gave her a clear case of gnashaghast. Watching her friends munching on apples gave her the heebie-jeebies.

Etymology: gnash (a grinding of ones teeth) + aghast (filled with horror or shock)

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