Verboticism: Shockward

'Omigod! She's goosing me!'

DEFINITION: v. To gasp and go rigid with shock when someone unexpectedly hugs you. n. The gasping sound, and associated rigid body reaction, which a person who is "not comfortable with physical intimacy", emits when they are unexpectedly hugged.

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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sh-awk-word

Sentence: Robin, who never gave hugs or expected them in return, was struck with shockward when Justin, whom she barely knew, gave her a hug and a peck on the cheek!

Etymology: Shock (unexpected, sudden) + awkward (strange or uncomfortable)

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