Verboticism: Labore

'Mommy, is Daddy playing dead again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be physically overcome by a sudden illness, disability, or even death when asked to participate in unrewarding activities -- like work, or household chores. n. A person who gets sick when asked to work.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lay bor

Sentence: After just a few months, Hilary discovered that her hubby, Bill, was a labore. When asked to do something minute, like vacuum or empty the dishwasher, he became ill, even in trying to summon the courage to follow his wife's instructions. The excuses were always alike..."My head hurts...I have a fever, Oh. my back...". but she felt the same as most women in her situation..."Wait till you go through childbirth before you tell me how much your body hurts..."

Etymology: Labor ( worker) & Bore (cause to be bored; tedious, so lacking in interest as to become bored)

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