Verboticism: Youthemism

'Of course I'm twenty-one!'

DEFINITION: v. To lie about your age. n. A misrepresentation about your age, usually done in order to appear younger or older.

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Youthemism

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Pronunciation: youff-um-izum

Sentence: If only someone had told Geoffrey that the term "spring chickenhawk" wasn't a terribly convincing youthemism...

Etymology: youth (the state of being young) + euphemism (a non-literal way to say something)

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Rhyme79 - 2012-09-26: 10:48:00
Excellent! Gets my vote.