Verboticism: Pomproud

'Wow, that kid sure can eat...'

DEFINITION: n., A "talent" for which an individual takes a great deal of personal pride, even though it is just a common, mundane skill that almost everyone can do. v., To take pride in a special talent which in fact is not special at all.

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Pomproud

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pämproud

Sentence: Bobby's parents were pomproud of every little thing he did. They would praise him when he tied his own shoes. They would laud his ability to fix his own breakfast. The fact that Bobby is a college graduate doesn't seem to deter their enthusiasm.

Etymology: pompous (affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, or self-important) + proud (feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction)

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Comments: Pomproud

metrohumanx - 2008-11-21: 08:27:00
Excellent word. Sad yet funny.