Verboticism: Perfumiogate

Perfumiogate

artr

Created by: artr

Definition: n. A person who wears way too much perfume or cologne. v. To reek of perfume or cologne so strongly that it literally makes other people sick.

Pronunciation: pərfyoōməgāt

Sentence: Trudy was once told by a less-than-discreet boss that she might want to use a stronger deodorant. Her response was to perfumigate her body. If you were to visit her workplace you'd think that most of her coworkers were ill with all of the coughing and runny, red eyes. Strangely none of this occurs when she is absent.

Etymology: perfume (a fragrant liquid typically made from essential oils extracted from flowers and spices, used to impart a pleasant smell to one's body or clothes) + fumigate (apply the fumes of certain chemicals to (an area) to disinfect it or to rid it of vermin)

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