Verboticism: Nugatoil

Nugatoil

Created by: kateinkorea

Definition: v. To obsessively work on, shine and polish something which has no intrinsic value. n. A item which has lots of imagined shine in the eyes of the owner, but no real value for anyone else.

Pronunciation: NUG a TOIL

Sentence: "Are you going to nugatoil all evening?" he teased her. He knew that probably only about three people would show up to see her display in spite of her endless hours of fixing, changing, rewriting, redrawing and painting things that were fine the way they were six hours ago.

Etymology: NUGATORY: having no purpose or value; worthless TOIL: to work very hard and for a long time

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Comments: Nugatoil

metrohumanx - 2009-03-10: 12:12:00
Love the word, kate...At first glance,I thought it was "oil derived from a nugget".

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-10: 12:21:00
great combo

silveryaspen - 2009-03-10: 14:32:00
fun to say, too