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DEFINITION: n. A person who lives in their car because they have lost their home. v. To live in your car.

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Tajmauhaul

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: täzhməyoōhäl

Sentence: When Todd's company decided to move him to LA they made no provisions for higher cost of living. Finding a home or apartment that he could afford was next to impossible. He did however note that they allowed for the rental of truck to be used for self-movers for as long as was necessary. That's when Todd moved into the Tajmauhaul. He opted for the 24-foot model to allow for optimal viewing of his plasma TV. It was as big as some of the efficiencies he had looked at and considerably cheaper under the leasing plan. The only issue he has had is that speed bump in the company parking lot sloshing water out of his new hot tub. Next month he is considering adding bay windows.

Etymology: Taj Mahal (a mausoleum at Agra, India, built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (1592–1666) in memory of his favorite wife) + U-Haul (a rental truck company)

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Good one - TJayzz, 2009-02-17: 05:08:00

Great word...very INDUStrious! - Nosila, 2009-02-17: 20:25:00

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Peregretter

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: pair-re-GRETTER

Sentence: Mad Shirley just seemed to suck at life. Talked into refinancing her adobe abode by a mortgage huckster, she became an involuntary terrestrial- an itinerant grinch dwelling in her wagonocturne and taking rapid sponge baths in fast-food joints. A 21st century PEREGRETTER, Shirley and her loyal feline sidekick knew every bleak parking lot and all-nite diner where a rolling stone might catch a few furtive winks before being hustled on by the local brain police. Still, life was good and she was thankful for the warm rising of the sun and the maintenance of the public parks. Mad Shirley was grateful when Mister America walked on by...without tapping on her windshield. A home on four rubber donuts was still a home. As the last snowflakes of winter fluttered down, she stroked her cat and vowed to make life better...

Etymology: PEREgrine+reGRETTER=PEREGRETTER........PEREGRINE:having a tendency to wander;Middle French peregrin, from Medieval Latin peregrinus, from Latin, foreign .....REGRET:to mourn the loss or death of,to miss very much,to be very sorry for;Middle English regretten, from Anglo-French regreter, from re- + -greter (perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse grāta to weep)

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metrohumanx Terrestrial-of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants ;Middle English, from Latin terrestris, from terra earth.....Itinerant-traveling from place to place;Late Latin itinerant-, itinerans, present participle of itinerari to journey.....Wagon-a usually four-wheeled vehicle for transporting bulky commodities or people and drawn originally by animals;Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch.....Nocturne-a work of art dealing with evening or night;French, adjective, nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus. - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 18:55:00

metrohumanx Yeah....We're back. - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 20:06:00

metrohumanx The mighty Susquehanna was frightening-a mighty river, not an insipid stream, manageable and tame. The multitudes had followed it's course...to freedom and adventure. And now it carried it's burden of ice and sorrow down to the Chesapeake Bay- unstoppable and unknowable forever. - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 20:33:00

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Vagabenz

DnBrown

Created by: DnBrown

Pronunciation: vag-a-benz

Sentence: Kathy lost her home when her bakery went under, due to the terrible economy. Now jobless, homeless, with no opportunities, she is forced to live in her car and become a Vagabenz.

Etymology: Vagabenz is a mixture of Vagabond (an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support) and Benz (from Mercedes Benz, the car manufacture)

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Her bakery went under? No wonder she has no dough! Great word... - Nosila, 2009-02-19: 01:24:00

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Carresident

Created by: gee216

Pronunciation: cur-es-i-dent

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Weclome. You can get more points by entering a sentence and etymology, see scoring under News/Help. Good first effort. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-18: 01:27:00

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Villahicle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vee la hik el

Sentence: Summers down by the lake, winters in trailer parks...waking up miles away from where you went to bed, that's the life. Our villahicle is the true meaning of detached housing. We are upwardly mobile...well, mobile, anyway!

Etymology: Villa (suburban detached domicile) & Vehicle (mode of transport)

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Interstateless

Created by: feltcap

Pronunciation: ɪntərˈsteɪtlɛs

Sentence: After his father walked in on a rather intimate moment he was sharing with his mother they had been interstateless.

Etymology: interstate - a highway serving two or more states, stateless - lacking nationality or without nationality or citizenship

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Condominivan

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kon doh min eeeeeeeeeee van

Sentence: He lived in a condominivan with his wife, two kids, his pet sheep and his accountant.

Etymology: condominium, mini van

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Excellent blend. Sheep and accountant? Sounds kinky....he said, with a sheepish grin. - Mustang, 2009-02-17: 08:14:00

fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-17: 09:35:00

I think you mean Vantastic,Jab...and as for the sheep, ewe go galwaywegian! - Nosila, 2009-02-19: 01:21:00

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Carpartment

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: car-part-ment

Sentence: Sam Snickerly, would have gotten a larger automobile had he known it was going to be a carpartment for his entire family.

Etymology: Car- An automobile. Apartment-A room or suite of rooms designed as a residence and generally located in a building occupied by more than one household.

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:)Thanks you all! I need to show up more often with my right brain. - abrakadeborah, 2012-01-31: 00:46:00

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Vinhabit

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vin hab it

Sentence: Since the downturn in the economy, the Cameron Family has lived in their mini-van. In fact they vinhabit it. At first it was a shock, but after they stored all their stuff, but the TV, at a friend's, they have come to love their mobile existance. No house to clean, no lawn to mow, no worry about bill collectors and taxmen finding you and if you don't like your neighbors, you just move during the night and go somewhere else. Everyday is an adventure!

Etymology: VIN (Vehicle Identification Number...a unique serial number (17 characters) used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles) & Inhabit (to live in; makes one's home in)

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Vaniteepee

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: van-eh-tee-pee

Sentence: Vanity, vanity...saith the Preacher...all is vanity. Shane, taking refuge from the city, didn't know if he was shivering with excitement or from the cold, but in this darkness before the dawn, he was sure he had come up with the perfect solution to the housing problem he faced. He had heard of the Tiny House Movement...now how about the Tiny Tee Pee Movement? He stared around the sides of his van. He could see his invention so vividly. He could help others. He would call them Vaniteepees. It would be Spring soon and the snow would be melting. Then he could open up the roof, even take off the sides. There were plenty of small trees to use. Once he got the trees down, he wondered where he would get the material to cover the sides...but, never mind, it was great to dream. It sure would be nice to be able to build a fire right in the middle of your own house. Those Indians had a good idea. He curled up tighter. He would start whittling tomorrow...

Etymology: From VAN, a boxed-shaped vehicle on 4 wheels + TEE PEE, from the Lakota language meaning "to dwell;" also playing on VANITY, the excessive belief in own's own abilities

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-17: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-31: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James

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