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'Isn't it a bit early to be wearing Christmas decorations?'

DEFINITION: n., A person so enamored with the holidays that they don't just deck their halls and home, but they also decorate their car, their cubicle, their pets, and themselves. v., To obsessively decorate according to seasonal holidays.

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Festoonatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fes too nat ik

Sentence: he was such a mad festoonatick he tied some sleigh bells on his duck christmas quackers!

Etymology: festoon, lunatic

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Fantastic and funny - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:06:00

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Festinfatuate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: fest-in-FACH-oo-eyt

Sentence: For Bob, festinfatuated with the feriations of the whole world, the year was a 365 red-letter daze.

Etymology: Festinfatuate: Festival, Festoon & Infatuate:inspire with extravagant passion. 2. Feriation: celebrating a holiday (Grambs: "The Endangered English Dictionary.")

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Christmasshysterical

Created by: bluemoon72

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My neighbors are so Christmasshysterical, it's become an all-out light war begining the day after Halloween.

Etymology:

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Tinselvate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tin-suh l-veyt

Sentence: Even before retailers start hawking the Christmas season Merry and her friend Holly begin decking their halls, pets, cars, cubicles and even their outfits. They have been known to wear glass ornaments as earrings and garland like a boa. Like a bedazzler gone mad, Merry will tinselvate a sweater so much that she has to be careful walking in front of a car at night for fear of blinding the driver.

Etymology: tinsel (decorations made of thin strips of shiny metal) + titivate (to make smart or spruce up)

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Decwhorator

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: DEK-hor-ay-ter

Sentence: My friend, Wendy, is such a decwhorator that she has an entire month's worth of festive sweat shirts and sweaters. The one with Snoopy carrying the plate of cookies is cute, but the snow scene sweat shirt with a little stuffed kid tacked on to a spot where he appears to be sledding down Mt. Mammary, well, I think it's slightly obscene.

Etymology: decorator, whore (an obsessed person)

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COMMENTS:

Very funny. Amusing reference to that 'sledding' location too... - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:13:00

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Barmy

Created by: iwmpop

Pronunciation: barmee

Sentence: Decorating as you do is barmy

Etymology:

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just starting with this "game" so I kept it easy! - iwmpop, 2007-12-03: 06:36:00

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Jubilackey

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JOO-buh-LAK-ee

Sentence: For Bob, a jubilackey, and, especially, a yulethrall, festinfatuation, with the feriations of the whole world, continued year-long with 365 red-letter days.

Etymology: Blend of JUBILEE: A season of general celebration, holiday and rejoicing & LACKEY: Slave(slang); disciple, follower

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Good one Bob! - emdeejay, 2008-12-09: 22:22:00

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Holifanorator

Created by: lelia

Pronunciation: holi-fan-o-rator

Sentence: She is such a holifanorator that she has lost count of all of her decorations!

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Obfestoon

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ob fes toon

Sentence: When December rolls around, Merry drags out tons of decorations and covers every inch of her office, her home, her car and herself. Her tendency to obfestoon, includes wearing her seasonal "yulery" and making sure that the bathrooms are fully stocked with Christmas toilet paper and tissues.She also honors her Jewish co-workers with Hannukah trim, her African friends with Kwanzaa displays and just wait until her new boss, Mr. Singh, reports for duty...she will have Diwali covered, too!

Etymology: Obsess (be preoccupied with;pursue vigorously) & Festoon (to decorate lavishly)

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Baubleaphilia

Created by: MrOdd

Pronunciation: A bauble was originally a stick with a weight attached, used in weighing, a child's toy, but especially the mock symbol of office carried by a court jester. "Philia" (Greek: φιλíα) in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is usually translated "friendship"

Sentence: A friendly relationship with baubles and decorations for any excuse, maybe even a holiday, a love of permutating one's individuality into value induced soley by a passing occasion and it's rendering of traditional, and therefore mindless, decorations.

Etymology: Bauble + philia

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-03: 01:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-03: 01:30:00
Hey Verbotomists, I thought it would be fun to create a Verbotomy Greeting Card for the upcoming holidays. So I am calling on all Verbotomists to Submit your Holiday Verbotomy Definitions. I will set up an e-card so we can send our best wishes, and our best words, to our friends. Be creative! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-03: 01:36:00
In other news, Galwaywegian's verboticism, "Minimaim", was published yesterday in Toronto Star. See: http://www.verbotomy.com/blog/?p=223. Congratulations to Galwaywegian ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-12-03: 06:04:00
love the outfit today - very festive

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-03: 09:05:00
Thanks Jabberwocky! I loved getting dressed up and lightening my hair for the holidays. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-04: 17:51:00
Thanks to everyone for sending in their cheeriest holiday definitions. And now Santa's elves will to get to work. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-12-09: 07:00:00
Hey Verbotomists, Sorry for the double replay this morning. I have updated the definition for today as of 7:00am EST. If you created a word for the service definition, you can see it here: That cake is so dry. Thanks for playing! Be creative, James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-14: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James