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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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Motorsquat

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mow-ter-skwot

Sentence: The credit crunch had hit Joe very hard, his business had failed and his home was repossessed. He had no choice but to motorsquat in his ex wifes old banger that she had left behind when she disappeared with his financially well off 'best friend'.

Etymology: Motor(slang for car) + Squat(to set up home in an unused space,albeit illegal) = Motorsquat

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metrohumanx Youch! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 20:47:00

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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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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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Dodgelodge

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: doj-loj

Sentence: Well children, the GFC has ruined us. The bank has foreclosed and next week the repo men will no doubt arrive to take away the furniture and the next we'll be dodgelodging.

Etymology: Dodge (motor vehicle manufacturer) + lodge (n. cabin or v. reside)

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Biocarbones

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bye oh car bones

Sentence: Carlotta's address was the junkyard where she had her choice of the The Old Volks Home, the Hondo-Condo, The Homevee, The Rambler Inn, or her favorite the Impalace. The junkyard was a rescar mission for Carlotta, a biocarbones.

Etymology: BIO, CAR, BONES. Bio - prefix for living (in). Car - vehicle. Bones - as in I must rest my weary bones (body). Biocarbones is also a play on biocarbons, such as charcoal, that are formed from formerly-living carbon (car-bone) based organisms.

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Song of the day: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, comin' for to car-ry me home! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-17: 02:03:00

Once uPUN a time...love the Impalace and the Old Volks Home! - Nosila, 2009-02-17: 20:22:00

metrohumanx Hail Hail Freedonia -Land of the Brave and Free! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 20:39:00

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Fordablehousing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ford abel how zing

Sentence: After losing his job and home, Randy moved the family into his Focus, so that they would have fordablehousing.

Etymology: Affordable housing (low cost dwelling) & Ford(automobile brand)

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Dwellonwheels

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DWELL on WHEELS

Sentence: When I was younger, I was hellonwheels, riding around on my Harley. But now I've been reduced to dwellonwheels because I am living in my car.

Etymology: Play on HELL ON WHEELS and made up from DWELL and WHEELS

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COMMENTS:

Puntastic! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-17: 13:32:00

This just make me giggle. Nice Job! - Ismelstar, 2009-02-18: 19:55:00

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Streetnik

zrotv

Created by: zrotv

Pronunciation: strēt'nĭk

Sentence: At first I was offended. I'd lost my job, gotten kicked out of school, and told my folks I was "going on the road for a while". "You're nothing but a crazy streetnik!", they replied with disdain. I didn't understand at the time, and I was angry; offended. But now, looking out the window of my filthy Volkswagen bus, exchanging knowing smiles amongst the armada of dirty, jobless, hippies across the lanes of traffic; I realized that it was my parents who did not understand. Out the windows of my car I saw the best minds of my generation, united in our adventure on the open road; living in campgrounds, rest-stop parking-lots, trees, parks, city benches. Our cars were our only private refuge, and we loved them, cared for them like companions. We were fordniks, hondaniks, volksniks, chevyniks – all streetniks, all starving, hysterical, naked angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry starry dynamo in the machinery of our cars.

Etymology: street + beatnik

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COMMENTS:

Wow! Good word. Your story captures the "beatnik" attitude. - splendiction, 2009-02-18: 12:42:00

Super creations! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 00:52:00

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Mohabitate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: mow hab it ayt

Sentence: they mohabitated for weeks at a time surviving on love, motown hits and sun baked cheese

Etymology: mo as in motown, habititate as in live

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Afordablehousing

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: aff ohr dab il how zing

Sentence: He found the afordablehousing very spacious after living for years in his folkswagon

Etymology: aFORDable

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Watch my lips. This craic'ed me up. - scrabbelicious, 2012-01-27: 14:56:00

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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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