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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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Ornamaximental

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: or - nah - max - e - men - tal

Sentence: As I drove through the snowy, picturesque streets of my home town, coming back to spend the holidays with the family, I turned the corner and could see my childhood home. My mom had gone all ornamaximental again. Our home cast a halo of light which could be seen over the top of the hill. There must have been 20,000 lights everywhere, inluding trees, bushes, lawn decorations and even figurines on the roof. It was the same way when I was a kid. Our house glowed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, July 4th and sometimes even Valentine's Day.

Etymology: This word has several other words incorporated. Ornamental has maxi inside of it. Also, ornate and ornament are prefixes. In the middle are max, maximum. Also as a suffix, mental can be added to signify someone who is a bit "over the top". Ornate (elaborately ornamented, often to excess; flashy, flowery or showy) Ornament, Ornamental (a decoration, serving the purpose of decoration or beauty ) + Maximum (the largest possible quantity) + Mental (Mind, the collective aspects of intellect and consciousness, affected by a disorder of the mind)

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COMMENTS:

Very nice etymology, especially the mentality of it all. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:04:00

Maximental sentimental! Great word - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:15:00

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Crazedecorer

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: krazed-decor-er

Sentence: Karmelina was a crazedecorer when it came to the holidays. She had a tacky outfit for each occasion.

Etymology: Crazed-to make insane or as if insane. Part of Decoration- something that adorns, enriches, or beautifies.

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Decorobsessivitis

Created by: mzscarlet

Pronunciation: dekor-obsessi-vitis

Sentence: Because of her decorobsessivitis, Susie looks like a clown most of the time, changing clothes and accessories to match every imaginable holiday.

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Unbelievabawble

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: unn bee leev a baw bull

Sentence: She was totally unbelievabawble as she jingled all the way to her workgrotto, merrily mincing her buns on her way back from refyuleing at the coffee dock.

Etymology: unbelievable, bauble

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COMMENTS:

Congrats on your 'minimaim' fame. Well deserved! - Stevenson0, 2007-12-03: 12:26:00

I like refyuleing as well - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 13:01:00

Big congrats on getting published Galway! (And I personally know a bun-mincer.) - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 19:20:00

Good on ya for success with "minimaim' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:32:00

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Elfanatic

CEE1ESS

Created by: CEE1ESS

Pronunciation: elf-an-atic

Sentence: She was elfanatic about the holidays, decorating everything in sight.

Etymology: based on the words elf and fanatic

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Decomaniac

Created by: snekorb

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Tannenbum

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: tan-in-bum

Sentence: Jesus Christ on a cross, I can't believe how hard Ross is tannenbumming it today. Seriously--holly print leotards?

Etymology: O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter! (+ bum)

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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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Ornamenomania

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: awr-nuh-men-no-mey-nee-uh

Sentence: My sister is suffering from ornamenomania, she redecorates every room for each holiday.

Etymology: ornament - to furnish with ornaments. + Monomania - an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject, or the like.

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Decorismasser

Created by: celtiklass

Pronunciation: Decôr-ris-massûr -n.

Sentence: One who decorates anything and everything including themselves with tacky Christmas decorations! Gives new meaning to a little goes a long way!

Etymology: Originated during the tacky 80's. Every town has one!

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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