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DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con - tane - uhr - ram - bow

Sentence: After opening all the boxes that his new computer, various toys and other gifts came in, Gilbert busied himself in fanciful games with the containers, imagining them to be everything from fighter planes, to fortresses to James Bond type vehicles.

Etymology: Blend of container and Rambo.


good word - Nosila, 2008-04-21: 20:26:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärbôrd

Sentence: Joyce knew her son would not care much that she was buying a new refrigerator. What she didn't expect was that he would have a fit when she tried to dispose of the box it came in. Carboard! Carboard! he screamed. For the next couple of weeks, the carton was a race car, a taxi, a fire truck and a tank. Who knew?

Etymology: car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people) + cardboard (pasteboard or stiff paper)

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bock-see-kol-ee-jist

Sentence: If only Abbie's parents had realised she was a budding boxicoligist, they would not have botherered with the present, The empty box would have been just the thing to give her for her 3rd birthday,and save them a lot of expense!!

Etymology: Boxicologist- someone who is very interested in boxes and/or specialises in packaging.

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Created by: jetpro14

Pronunciation: Ex-teer-eo-gratit-oo-ated

Sentence: Ms. Rolly Mingwald was exteriogratituated, once again, by her nutty professor.

Etymology: Exterio = outer; Gratituated = thanked for (gratis)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boks-ih-ley-shuhn

Sentence: Mom's regrigelation was caused by her new ice box. The kid's boxelation,on the other hand, was caused by the carton it came in.

Etymology: box (a container, case, or receptacle, usually rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard) + elation (a feeling or state of great joy or pride)

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Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: pree-zent-us-int-er-up-tis

Sentence: The anticipation was killing Betty as with each present, her best friend kept reaching near hers from the pile. She had selected the best gift she could think of and carefully wrapped it in beautiful paper. "Look at this one!" Janice shouted as she lifted the gift. "It is wrapped so wonderfully and the paper is so beautiful!" She spent extra care to unwrap the gift so that the paper was not spoiled. She put the gift down on the floor and held up the paper for all to see and passed it around meanwhile forgetting the gift beside her. This was a clear example of presentusinteruptis killing her joy.

Etymology: Presentus, from present or gift + interuptis, to interrupt

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: bock-sir-re-bell-yun

Sentence: Marina's third birthday brought expensive battery powered gifts as far as the eye could see -all from her "wish list". She played with them for a cumulative total of 10 minutes then grew tired of the noise and staged her own boxer rebellion by building a princess castle out of the packaging.

Etymology: box + boxer rebellion: uprising in China at the turn of last century against foreign trade and technology


petaj Got my vote for originality - too many wrap words - of which i was guilty too - petaj, 2008-04-22: 04:13:00

metrohumanx I LOVE historical references. Good work! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:41:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bäksjoi

Sentence: Joan always encouraged her children to try new things. When she brought home Chinese carryout Jill, her youngest, discovered boxjoy. Her fascination with the little wire-handled boxes far exceeded her interest for the food inside.

Etymology: box (a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid) + joy (a feeling of great pleasure and happiness) a play on bok choy.

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: bo-keep

Sentence: Little Bowkeep saved every scrap of ribbon and wrapping from each gift she received to decorate her Barbie dreamhouse. She even took the bow off the new puppy her grandmother gave her and ran off to Barbieland.

Etymology: Wordplay on Little Bo Peep.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bub bel rap so dee

Sentence: Georgia could not wait until Tuesdays each week. That's when the UPS guy, Jeff, brought their regular shipment of office supplies. Sure, he was tall,single and handsome in his brown uniform and he looked forward to seeing her delight when he entered the building. After many weeks of this mutual admiration society, Jeff was on the verge of asking for her phone number when she spilled the beans. She was in bubblewrapsody everytime she unpacked the boxes and popped all those little bubbles. She was addicted and awaited her fix every Tuesday. Oh well, he thought to wasn't the first time a cute girl liked him just for his package!

Etymology: Bubblewrap (a sheet of plastic material covered with air-filled bubbles, used for wrapping fragile objects in order to protect them in transit) & Rhapsody (A state of elated bliss; ecstasy)


very popopular choice - galwaywegian, 2010-06-24: 03:37:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-04: 00:31:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James