Verboticism: Gesticulatent


Created by: Nosila

Definition: n., An expressive gesture made with the belief that the person it is directed at cannot see it, typically occurs during telephone conversations, email discourses, and behind people's backs. v. To use an unseen gesture to express what you cannot say.

Pronunciation: jest tick you klay tent.

Sentence: Every time Fred called his employees on the phone from his travels, his reponses would be a bunch of gesticulatent signals from his rather immature staff.

Etymology: gesticulate (to show, express or direct through movement) & latent (at some eventual time in the future, potential)

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Comments: Gesticulatent

metrohumanx - 2008-11-19: 20:17:00
Excellent combination.

metrohumanx - 2008-11-21: 08:34:00
A beautiful word. I am stunned by the brevity of your sentence. Still love it, though!