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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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Overprodtective

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: oh/vur/prod/tek/tiv

Sentence: Jim was so overprodtective of the elevator buttons that he felt an overwhelming need to re-press every touched button. His friends referred to him as a buttonhole.

Etymology: overprotective + prod (press)

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COMMENTS:

Very good - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-20: 05:55:00

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Chimpressario

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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Pushwhacked

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: push-wackd

Sentence: Although it was already pressed, Jill pushwhacked the buton continuously until the elevator arrived.

Etymology: push, bushwhack

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Jill was a pushover. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-10: 09:21:00

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Autodepressant

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: aw toe dehp ress ant

Sentence: the autodepressant could feel her self coming down again

Etymology: auto depressant

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Mindtwist

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: mind twist

Sentence: doing things you need to because you have got a mindtwist.

Etymology: twisted mind.

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Nexpress

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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Presstidigaddiction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: press - tuh - didj - uh - DICT - shun

Sentence: Darryl had a major case of presstidigaddiction wherein he compulsively pressed already pushed buttons on elevators, vending machines, crosswalks, even knowing the button had already been pushed. Though he did his best to conceal his move, he would do it openly where necessary.

Etymology: Blend of prestidigitation (sleight of hand) and addiction

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COMMENTS:

great tongue twister - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-19: 11:44:00

Good one, for a 19 letter word! - Nosila, 2008-06-19: 20:33:00

Quite a mouthful, but on the mark. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-20: 05:54:00

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Pushosis

Created by: hobodad

Pronunciation: pushosis

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Etymology: push + psychosis

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Rebutton

Created by: WhiteRhino

Pronunciation: Re-butt-on

Sentence: Linda rebuttoned the elevator switch nervously.

Etymology: Re - again Button - uh...button.

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Pressidentfix

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: press eye dent fiks

Sentence: Marco had a pressidentfix. It was very apparent when waiting for elevators. He`d wait for the next one to travel alone and have no one else touch his buttons. When Jill got on the elevator going down and Marco was already in it, he insisted on pushing the Lobby floor button several times after she had. She turned to him and said, Ì know where you have been...13th floor, with Dr. Peckit, the renowned pscychology specialist on compulsive and addictive behaviours. To which Marco replied, Àre you psychic... How do you know that...`

Etymology: Press (the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure) & Ident (Identity;uniqueness; individual qualities) & Fix (something craved, usually something addictive or compulsive) & play on Presidential Fix (where votes are guaranteed through questionable means)

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Comments:

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