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'I just got off the phone with my mother!'

DEFINITION: v. To take the frustration and anger you receive from one person and redirect it towards another person, usually of lower status. n. An act of aggression directed towards an individual or object that was not the source of provocation.

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Transferangst

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) trāns'fər-ängkst

Sentence: Helga's repeated attempts at communication with her lazy and incompetent boss would invariably lead to a nightly transferangst of unprocessed frustrations to her husband and children.

Etymology: transfer[ence] + angst

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Lambblasting

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lamblastng

Sentence: Mary is in a position where she must be very careful what she says about or to her bosses. Unfortunately for him, her husband John is far too often the subject of her lambblasting. John now greets Mary at the door with a stiff drink and his iPod earbuds firmly in place.

Etymology: lamb (used as the epitome of meekness, gentleness, or innocence) + blasting (a severe reprimand) a derivative of lambasting

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Sadistsandbag

Created by: d1420

Pronunciation: sey-distsand-bag

Sentence: "Sadistsandbag," Jeremy slurrred while urinating in the stall after watching the recently fired Yankee skipper Billy Martin pummel marshmallow salesman Joseph Cooper at a hotel bar in Minneapolis.

Etymology: Sadist = causing pain or degradation to others. + Sandbag = using your higher skill level in order to gain easy victories over less capable opponents.

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Transfergravation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - fer - gruh - VAY - shun

Sentence: Through transfergravation, Felicity would assert herself with ferocity on unsuspecting innocent friends, thus avoiding confrontation with those she feared who had actually caused her the stress and annoyances she dreaded.

Etymology: Blend of transfer and aggravation

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - TJayzz, 2008-05-23: 12:09:00

great - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:05:00

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Boomharangue

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Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: BOOM-huh-rang

Sentence: Mia was feeling giddy as she walked into the apartment. She'd gotten a promotion at work, and then she spent time with her girlfriends after work to celebrate. Now she was coming home to spend the evening with her handsome, charming man Julian. But it all came to a screeching halt as she heard the announcer on the television across the room: "And the final score is Red Sox 3, Yankees 0." His precious Yankees had lost yet again. The rest of the evening would be miserable now as Julian vented his frustrations about the game by launching into an hour-long boomharangue, yelling at Mia about even the most trivial things.

Etymology: boomerang + harangue

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COMMENTS:

great word - galwaywegian, 2008-05-23: 13:21:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-05-23: 23:59:00

great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-25: 07:29:00

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Proxiscerate

Created by: Blegvadd

Pronunciation: prox-ISS-ehr-ate (verb); prox-ISS-ehr-it (noun)

Sentence: The phone conversation with her mother so infuriated Melissa that she immediately looked for someone to proxiscerate in her stead.

Etymology: Literally, to disembowel (eviscerate) by proxy.

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Psychoport

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/koh/port

Sentence: Joe was acutely aware not to confront Jenny for at least twenty-four hours after she had a long, involved and confrontational conversation with her mother. Joe knew that Jenny would psychoport all the negative energy from her mother to him.

Etymology: PSYCHOPORT - VERB - from PSYCHO (a neurotic person, or person afflicted with psychosis) + TRANSPORT (to carry, move, or convey from one place to another, or from PSYCHOLOGICAL + TRANSPORT.

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LOL - well done - splendiction, 2009-07-04: 00:12:00

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Frustanger

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: frust anger

Sentence: Dont mess with my frustanger

Etymology: frustration and anger

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Boomeranger

Created by: sydviscious

Pronunciation: boom-er-ang-gurr

Sentence: The disgruntled sheila found her boomeranger hit the man who looked like a walking Peep and let loose.

Etymology: boomerang: a weapon that goes one direction and comes back another anger: Hulk SMASH!

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Spangst

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spang-ksst

Sentence: After spending the whole day trapped in the cottage with her mother, Julia's spangst was almost completely overwhelming. Fortunately, her boyfriend suggested they go out for a boat ride. Unfortunately, they went up the creek and ran out of gas... Julia grabbed a big wooden paddle and her boyfriend got it in the end.

Etymology: spank + angst

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-22: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-03: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-23: 00:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James

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