Verboticism: Tresstest

Tresstest

Created by: Nosila

Definition: v. To assess an individual's current mental state, or identify hidden personality traits, through careful analysis of their hairstyle. n. A method of psychoanalysis based hairdos and don'ts.

Pronunciation: tress test

Sentence: Monty had figured out that when people had bad hair days, they usually had bad mood days. He called it his tresstest and if you looked like Rapunzel, you would likely be in a good mood, but if you looked like Medusa, you were to be avoided at all costs. The words hair trigger were coined for a reason...

Etymology: Tress (lock of hair) & Test (any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc); WordPlay on StressTest (a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress)

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