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'Some weirdo keeps taking pictures on my ear!'

DEFINITION: v. To secretly take a photo of someone with your cellphone. n. A cellphone photo, especially if it was taken surreptitiously.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snapäpərätsē

Sentence: As a food-issue counselor, Joan was more than embarrassed to see a picture a picture of herself coming out of KFC. Some snaparazzi secretly snapped her picture because he (or she) thought her outfit was funny and posted on Facebook. She didn’t even know it existed until a friend of a friend tagged the photo with her name. So far she hasn’t been successful convincing anybody that the large bucket in the pic was just a convenient way to carry a number of salads.

Etymology: snap (an informal photograph taken quickly) + Paparazzi (a freelance photographer who pursues celebrities to get photographs of them)

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: SHY ter BUG gy

Sentence: Some freaky guy is weirding me out because he takes pictures of my hands, my ears, my lunch box, my feet, my everything. As soon as I turn around he starts to shyterbuggy me. He thinks I don't know. Yesterday I saw him sitting in the cafeteria admiring all of his pictures of me when he didn't realize I was standing behind him.

Etymology: SHY: nervous or embarrassed to come near someone SHUTTERBUG: a person who really likes to take photos BUGGY: slang for crazy

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: KLEP to graf

Sentence: Kleptographing with a cell phone camera is very difficult, with the delay after pressing the shutter, the person will move and you'll end up with a fuzzy image of the wrong body part. To get a good frame of the body part you want, use an expensive digital camera, preferrably one with an image stabilizer. Practise! practise! will allow for stealth in sneaking your kleptographs.

Etymology: kleptograph n. or v. is from the words kleptomania (urge to take) and photograph.


Wonderful etymoplogy and verbotomy - silveryaspen, 2009-02-06: 22:21:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: self/imaj

Sentence: A new kind of paparozzo has emerged with self centered narcissists being able to check their makeup etc on the subway by means of cellphimage photos taken with their cellphones.

Etymology: cell phone + image


I'm always looking forward to what you will think up next. Never thought of this aspect. Fun and Unique! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-06: 11:00:00

Another clever word! - TJayzz, 2009-02-06: 14:17:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sir cum spikt

Sentence: Jolene circumspicked her subjects well. Her cellphone was full of sexy pictures of hot guys running past her, looking at her oddly and hurriedly hiding their faces with their hands. Apparently she was looking for her Prints Charming.

Etymology: circumspect (heedful of potential consequences) & Pic (picture)& picked (chosen, selected)


ROFL! Adore Prints Chrarming. Circumspicked sounds so delightfully naughty! Great creates - silveryaspen, 2009-02-06: 11:12:00

like it - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-06: 11:58:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: crypt/pic 

Sentence: Cryptpics are showing up all over MySpace and Facebook with the incredible improvement of cell phone cameras and the surreptitious manner in people are taking them.

Etymology: CRYPTPIC - noun from CRYPTIC (secret) + PIC (picture)


like it... - mweinmann, 2009-02-06: 08:16:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-06: 11:55:00


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Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: sel-vert

Sentence: Jake was on a cellvert mission and took this photo while the sidewalk cafe customers glanced over towards 5th avenue where a crash was heard. Now he can admire Jenna from his room every night AND follow her around the city during the day. Ugh. Creep!

Etymology: cell phone + covert + divert + pervert

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pickt - ah - boo

Sentence: Maurice is going to get roughed up one of these days... He goes down the street playing pictaboo with his cell phone. I am sure that if his subjects could see all of the candid, unflattering and intrusive photos that he is taking, they would be horrified.

Etymology: Picture + taboo + play on the phrase "peek a boo" >>> Picture (a visual representation (of an object,scene or person ) Taboo (an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion ) Peek A Boo (is a game similar to hide and seek. In the game, one person hides their face, pops back into view, and says — to the other's amusement — "Peekaboo"!! or "Peekaboo, I see you"!! In this case, it would be "Pictaboo, I see you"!!


cute - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-06: 11:56:00

adorable etymology - silveryaspen, 2009-02-06: 22:14:00


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Created by: neljifer

Pronunciation: Just like the words sneak and shot.

Sentence: I was mortified when I caught my younger brother taking a sneakshot of me playing air guitar in my bedroom.


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: sell-snapp-d

Sentence: Deedra Directionless, cellsnapped her ears and face and sometimes body parts when she used her new iPhone. Her boyfriend, Sam Snickering was cellsnapping her while she slept, filling up her phone with all kinds of unusual images.

Etymology: Cell-short for cellular phone-(Electronics & Computer Science / Telecommunications) a portable telephone operated by cellular radio In full cellular telephone. Snapped-To take (a photograph).

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-06: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-23: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James