Verboticism: Fostermamba

'Omigod! That is a huge snake!'

DEFINITION: v. To "adopt" a cute, baby, wild animal as a pet, which then grows up to become a very large, very wild, and very dangerous predator. n. A person who treats wild animals like pets, only to discover that they are not.

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Fostermamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fos ter mam ba

Sentence: When Ana Conda adopted her baby snake, she was told it was a harmless garter snake which would stay small. But in a few short years it got so big and ate anything in it's path, without the benefit of adder-tives. It was then she discovered she had become a fostermamba to a not-so-civil serpent! Oh, boa-have...

Etymology: Foster (adoptive) & Mamba (poisonous snake) & Wordplayon Foster Mom

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