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'You must me so hot in those boots.'

DEFINITION: n. Anxiety caused by fear that one's body odor may offend others; often exacerbated when required to remove heavy sweaters, or footwear.v. To worry about the way you smell.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ap pre sent siv

Sentence: Wilbur was always apprescentsive about removing his footwear when he visited people. In fact, you could say that people who insisted on footwear removal were his arch enemies. It made him feel like a heel and meant he was socially out of step. One of these days he would pump up his courage and actually remove his boots, but until then he would stay tongue-in-cheek as a loafer by the door. You see, he lived in dread of the smell his feet...they stunk. No amount of washing, foot deodorant or talc could improve the aroma. The unkind would say things like, "Are you from You-Reek-A?" or "Inhale to the Chief!" and even people who spoke with a Brogue, would say, "Who is dat Fetor? Johnny Stench?" Wilbur had tried many cures, but could never find a pedicure for his troubles. Their olfactory assault was not the sole reason for his being apprescentsive: Wilbur had suffered from toe-lio as a child (which also left him with a lingering case of knee-monia.) As a result, he had 8 toes on each foot and it was easier to sneaker into parties with his footwear intact, than to explain his an eight-toe-me to the in-toe-lerant!

Etymology: apprehensive( mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger;fearful,worried or dreading something) & scent (an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced;cause to smell or be smelly)


Wilbur had a world class feetish. It was no doubt an imPEDIment to his cultural development...friend no doubt woudl love to give him the boot. - Mustang, 2008-07-03: 04:41:00

You toe-tally nailed it, Nosila! I see you put your sole into these things... - airlie, 2008-07-03: 21:03:00

The condition Wilbur's in, he should be "toes -up" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-04: 06:48:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: stinky/toe/sis

Sentence: Barb's acute stinkytoesis caused her to break out in hives whenever she encountered a display of flip flops. She had to order all of her footwear online.

Etymology: stinky toes + psychosis


gymmy choos i suppose - galwaywegian, 2007-04-26: 06:18:00

playdohheart hehehe. this one made me giggle. - playdohheart, 2007-04-26: 08:41:00

good one jabber! - toadstool57, 2007-04-26: 09:13:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pong ah noy aah

Sentence: The midnight garlic salami binge only increased her ponganoia

Etymology: paranoia pong


jonzerofourteen Brilliant! I'm actually going to start using this word in everyday conversation. - jonzerofourteen, 2011-04-02: 00:08:00

piepowder With luck it will end up in the OED - piepowder, 2011-06-05: 13:36:00


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Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: no-dee-o-door-o-sis

Sentence: A person suffering from neudeodorosis may frequently begin to raise an arm (to hail a cab or wave hello to a friend) but halt midway, put down their arm, and look around the room self consciously.

Etymology: neurosis + no deodorant

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sten-chen

Sentence: Mark was laying on the gurney in the emergency room after his injury and his stenchion level began to rise when he realized that he was still wearing his lucky underwear that he hadn't changed since the beginning of the season. Now his mother would find out about it. She had warned him. It didn't matter that he had two gold gloves and an MVP, what would the doctor think about him?

Etymology: stench: strong, foul odor + tension: mental, emotional or nervous strain -- baseball players are notorious for being highly superstitious and will regard certain articles of clothing as being "lucky." They have been known to go for weeks without taking off socks, charms, underwear, etc. as long as they're hitting well.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌstɪŋˈkzaɪədi/

Sentence: Commercials for the deoderant Sure make good use of people's tendency for stinxeity.

Etymology: From stink + anxiety

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: oh-dowt

Sentence: You would think that after spending the entire afternoon in the hot sun putting in a stone walkway Mark would have eaudoubt, but to the contrary, he walked in the house and blithely peeled off his shirt, taking out two of my guests in the process.

Etymology: eau, doubt, no doubt

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Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: ray-r- ayr- scayr

Sentence: Realising suddenly that he wasn't alone in the dorm rareairscared Tom was shoved his boots back.

Etymology: rare air- as in the air was rare. scared- to show fear.

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Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: wif-i-duhnt

Sentence: The leather jacket plus the jog to work, due to the flat tire, left Juan a little whiffident and so he kept it on all day.

Etymology: Whiff - Diffident

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ke/vin/fet/id/lyne

Sentence: Kevinfetidline disorder has hit many boy bands making their music stink

Etymology: Kevin Federline + fetid

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by magenta.
Thank you magenta! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-26: 00:56:00
Vonnegut Week's top Verbotomist, Rikboyee, reveals his secret creative strategy! Read The Verobotomy Interview: Rikboyee on the Verbotomy Blog.

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-26: 10:59:00
I really enjoyed reading the Rikboyee interview. Perhaps you could choose random verbotomists to interview from time to time. It adds yet another dimension to an already fabulous game.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-26: 13:53:00
Hey Jabberwocky, Excellent idea! Are you, perchance, offering yourself for a splinterview? (Note: Splinterview is word created by Rikboyee to describe the way I spliced together our email exchange to create the "interview" for the blog.) I would love to splinterview the winner each week, and I see you are very near the top of the list... I have also heard rumours, although it is not official yet, that the winner this week will be awarded a Verbotomy Cup (See the sneak preview here) imprinted with the Author's own Verboticism. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-26: 14:20:00
While it would be a frabjous (blend of fair, fabulous and joyous, taken from the Lewis Carroll poem about the Jabberwocky)honour to be splinterviewed, I have been close many weeks but have a difficult time maintaining my stamina. I suspect the winner this week will be Petaj who has put in some superlative words. There are also several dark horses moving up as well, along with the indomitable Stevenson0. The cup is tempting though - great idea

petaj petaj - 2007-04-26: 19:11:00
OOh that cup looks great. I hope I can hold on to my lead with those dark horses closing in.

Mustang - 2008-07-03: 06:14:00
Psychosis....good one. gmta?

artr artr - 2009-11-12: 03:41:00
Not to be THAT guy but shouldn\'t the first line be \"You must BE so hot in those boots\"?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-04-01: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by magenta. Thank you magenta. ~ James