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'Excuse me, but that's my button.'

DEFINITION: v. To push a push-button that has just been pushed by someone else because you "need" to push it yourself; common at elevators, traffic lights, and family meetings. n. A person who "needs" to push their own buttons.

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Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: red button syndrome

Sentence: simply your words ;) every human has the redbuttonsyndrome - best documented in ren & stimpy "space madness" ... where stimpy has to guard a red button but doesn't know why and what the button does... so he starts thinking about it... until he can't resist anymore... . monkey see, monkey do. simple - everybody wants to push the button.

Etymology: red + button + syndrome = redbuttonsyndrome

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eləvātərgazəm

Sentence: It all started when, as a young girl, her father would allow her to push the button on the elevator at his office. She still gets a charge, an elevatorgasm, when she is able to push her own button.

Etymology: elevator (a platform or compartment housed in a shaft for raising and lowering people or things to different floors or levels) + orgasm (a climax of sexual excitement)


libertybelle lolol cracked me up!! - libertybelle, 2011-03-16: 08:47:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: push/kin/i/tis

Sentence: The group originally met to read Pushkin poetry but soon pushkinitis ensued and the confused members began pushing around their families (kin)

Etymology: pushkin ( Russian poet) + itis


I hate it at poetry readings when pushy people show up. - Stevenson0, 2007-04-10: 09:38:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rep-i-diji-tish-uhs

Sentence: Six people got on the elevator all going to the same floor. They all felt the need to push the button. It was so repedigititious.

Etymology: repetitious (recurrent) digit (finger)

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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: nehks-PREHS

Sentence: Alex nexpressed elevator buttons just like a three-year-old.

Etymology: next + press + express (oneself)

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Created by: Niktionary




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Created by: Crabtime


Sentence: Staring obsessively at the nuclear control panel, she couldn't help but compresilicate every last button that her instructor showed her.


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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: but-ton-en-vee

Sentence: Krista's buttonenvy required that she push any button herself no matter if it had been pushed by someone else.

Etymology: Sometimes a button is just a button ... and sometimes not.


HA! Good one! - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-10: 08:19:00

Not a verb, should be 2 words, but worthy enough of a vote anyway. - ErWenn, 2007-04-11: 10:48:00


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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: chim-press-AIR-ee-oh

Sentence: I hate being next to Dawkins at the elevator. He is such a chimpressario! Monkey see, monkey do.

Etymology: chimp, impressario

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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ree-push-r

Sentence: "Just press this button in front of Doug and you'll see him follow suit. He can't help himself. He's a repusher."

Etymology: "re" as in "do again"+ push

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-10: 02:32:00
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic.
Thank you Osomatic! ~ James

Mustang - 2008-06-19: 08:28:00
Being compushive isnt easy. It takes lots of energy and ingenuity.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-27: 02:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic. Thank you Osomatic. ~ James