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DEFINITION: v. To express your love of nature by covering your lawn with statues, ornaments and other plastic figurines. n. A home which is infested with gnomes, elves, plastic animals, and other lawn ornaments.

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Gaudygnhome

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: gau dy gnome

Sentence: Their garden was slowly receding as it faced increased competition with the statuaries, gnomes, bird baths, and plastic pinwheels. In fact, many nearby residents began worrying their realestate was being devalued by the whole gaudygnhome and its dreadfully garish collections of lawn and garden accessories. The owner’s oldest, most favoured, gnomes had even begun to desintigrate into fragments of faintly painted terracotta.

Etymology: From GAUDY, GARDEN, GNOME and HOME. It means a home that is gaudy, or garish, due to its plethora of garden gnomes and such.

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Tackyahtized

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Tak-e-ah-tized

Sentence: Wilhelmina Walmartia tackyahtized her lawn with figurines of Gnomes,Pixies,Dolls and Faries. She had collected so many figurines that there wasn't any grass in her yard anymore. The neighbors would often hear Wilhelmina talking to the figurines as if they were her own children. They thought it a bit strange when she was found sleeping under a mushroom cuddled up to a Gnome.

Etymology: Tacky: Lacking style or good taste; tawdry. ahtized: To go into a hypnotic state of mind to be tacky.

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Gnomemansland

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: NO-manz-land

Sentence: Lucy thought it was cute to decorate her yard with little plastic statues of Snow White and her dwarf buddies but her neighbors snickered behind her back and had labeled her yard gnomemansland.

Etymology: Blend of 'Gnome', (One of a fabled race of dwarflike creatures) 'man' (human), and land, play on the phrase 'no mans land'

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Hmmmmm - Mustang, 2013-08-15: 06:42:00

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Gnomicile

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gnome-i-cile

Sentence: Jeanette loved her garden, all the little plastic bunnies, gnomes and flamingos. As soon as it warmed up in spring, she was putting together her gnomicile for everyone to enjoy.

Etymology: gnome -- diminutive beings responsible for guarding the earth. domicile -- permanent home

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COMMENTS:

Great etymology. Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:37:00

Yes gnomicile is perfect! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 18:54:00

Gnomes are so gneat....and gnatural. - Mustang, 2009-04-17: 21:13:00

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Fairylawned

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fair - ee - laund

Sentence: Genevieve visited craft shows, garden centers and garage sales and couldn't stop bringing them home... She had totally fairylawned her yard. Sneezy, Breezy, Hopeless and Doc stood guard over her vast grounds in which neighborhood kids had begun to frolic, while their parents prayed for the big bad wolf to pay a visit....

Etymology: Fairy, Lawn, Fairyland

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Clever, appealing and fun! Winsome Word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:35:00

Enchanting! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:22:00

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Gnomemansland

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: NO-manz-land

Sentence: Barb thought it was cute to decorate her yard with little plastic statues of Snow White and her dwarf buddies but her neighbors snickered behind her back and had labeled her yard gnomemansland.

Etymology: Blend of Gnome, man, and land, play on the phrase 'no mans land'.

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great....like it!! - mweinmann, 2009-04-17: 09:10:00

It doesn't get gnome better! Super Duper! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-17: 10:36:00

Yes this is a great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 16:07:00

There's no place like gnome! - Nosila, 2009-04-17: 21:23:00

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Gnomeandgarden

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nome and gar den

Sentence: Gnomera (her Gnome-de-Plume) had a beautiful home in Gnome, Alaska. She decorated it outside tastefully with flowers, lights and plenty of gnomes. So many in fact that her neighbours called it Gnomeandgarden. The neighbourhood decided to gnominate her for the annual HGTV show, Gnome for the Holidays. She quickly got busy and decorated with even more gnomes, enough that many people felt her theme "No place like Gnome" was a little too much like gnomerology. Sadly a big blizzard blew in and the TV Crew were unable to fly in to film the segment. "They should have called it "Gnome Alone", instead" she pined.

Etymology: Gnome (a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure;garden figures made to resemble gnomes) & Home & Garden (magazine,website and TV channel devoted to do-it-yourself and home makeovers)

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Gnomania

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōmānēə

Sentence: Barbara was diagnosed with an acute case of gnomania, an obsessive-repulsive disorder characterized by the collection and display of dwarf-like creatures on her lawn, in her home, and office cubicle. Barb's family became concerned when she started wearing pointed caps, overalls and a fake beard. They had her committed when she started shopping around for a full-body tattoo.

Etymology: gnome (a legendary dwarfish creature supposed to guard the earth's treasures underground) + mania (mental illness marked by periods of great excitement, euphoria, delusions, and overactivity)

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Such expertise in your word & sentence - I admire it! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:03:00

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Bricabracken

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: BRIK ah brak en

Sentence: Sue Veneer likes to bring home something "cute" for her yard from every place she travels. Since her collection represents places from Alaska to Zimbabwe, there is no rhyme nor reason to how things are placed. She also favors "the wild look," which features a lot of bushes and ground cover, requiring a minimum of upkeep. Sue's yard is probably the only place in the world where a polar bear towers over a zebra, both standing in a patch of English ivy. Her neighbors find it unusual and call it "the bric-a-bracken," but consider it much more tolerable than the previous owner's yard, which most of them remember all too well even though it was almost fifteen years ago. That one featured, um, "vintage," cars in various states of repair, many up on blocks.

Etymology: bric-a-brac (knick-knacks, curios, novelty decorations) + bracken (dense or scrubby shrubbery or undergrowth)

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Kitschen

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: k itch in

Sentence: The food in her kitschen was great, it was the little plaques all over the place with heart warming phrases that were hard to stomach.

Etymology: kitchen, kitsch

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-17: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-01: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by readerwriter. Thank you readerwriter. ~ James