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'I can't believe you left me here all day. Alone!'

DEFINITION: n., A sulky look characterized by prolonged eye contact, which pets give their owners and/or spouses when they feel neglected. v., To stare at someone with a sad-eyed look in an effort to make them feel guilty.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Hang-dog-gon-it

Sentence: Amber always had that remorseful sense of hangdoggoneit when she'd see the baleful look in the eyes of her pets when she'd return home from various outings.

Etymology: Blend of 'hangdog' (shamefaced; guilty), 'doggone' (damned; confounded), and it

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Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Gill-tee

Sentence: Samantha tapped some flakes into the fish bowl. "Aww", she said staring into the fish's sullen eyes. "Did you miss me, Chip?". Chip floated toward the edge of the bowl and nuzzled the glass. He always managed to make her feel so gillty that she had to go out to work in order to feed him. He was such a bloody selfish cod.

Etymology: Guilty - pisspronunciation

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Created by: svnfsvn


Sentence: I used my power of stipulation to shut my wifes mouth about the party.

Etymology: stare + manipulation

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: peek/a/blue

Sentence: Apache, Laura's dog, after being sad and lonely all day would whine and play peekablue with her when she got home from work.

Etymology: PEEKABLUE - noun - from PEEK (a quick, or furtive look, or glance; peep) + BLUE (dejected, depressed, despondent, down-hearted, downcast, glum, melancholy)

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Created by: Corebowe

Pronunciation: TOM;uck;yule

Sentence: n., "Having woken up late and gone straight to work without feeding my dog, I was greeted with a piercing tomoccule when I returned that evening." v. tr., "Michelle tomocculed her husband until he gave in and apologised."

Etymology: From latin 'tom' - to cut (LoboTOMy, AppendecTOMy, aTOM) and 'occulo', meaning eyes - roughly translated as 'to cut with eyes'

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gilt fee lins

Sentence: It always happens when I am packing for a trip, even a short one. My two cats seem to know I am forsaking them, so they circle my legs, sleep on my suitcase and worse, stare at me with those big eyes accusingly. Yes it's the old guiltfelines again. They refuse to eat while I am gone and ignore whoever is serving their physical needs. Then when I return their excitement and curiosity at my return is soon replaced with aloofness. I am being paid back for my abandonment of them for a while. Then, they are back to normal...asking what I brought them, what's for dinner and why haven't I bought any more catnip. Luckily cats have short memories.

Etymology: Guilt Feelings (remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence) & Felines (cats)

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /meglænskəli/

Sentence: When I arrived home, my pet gave me one of those meglancholies, and I couldn't help to feel guilty about leaving it alone the whole afternoon...

Etymology: MEGLANCECHOLY. n. From Melancholy + Glance

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Created by: mayblossom

Pronunciation: glare-ult

Sentence: "awww, come on! Don't give me a Glareult because i forgot your birthday!"

Etymology: glare+guilt=glareult...I think

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pet peep

Sentence: When Jenny returned from holdays every year, she got the same treatment from her menagerie...the petpeep. Even though she had ensured someone would come by daily to feed, water, talk to them and change their litter areas, it took a week for them to forgive her. The guinea pig glared, the beta was baleful, the cat was contemptuous, the sheepdog looked sheepish and the Siamese cat was sulky.

Etymology: Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement;a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)& Peep (a secret look; to look furtively)also Wordplay on Pet Peeve (an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed)

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈpaʊdḷ/

Sentence: The default expression of my dog is a pouttle, so I can forgive him, but humans who do it make me want to smack them.

Etymology: sounds like "pout" but more cutesy

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-22: 10:34:00
Came up with this one thanks to my sucky-baby cat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 11:32:00
Your pet inspiration! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-10-22: 19:09:00
Petspiration? Nah, sounds a little too much like dog sweat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-23: 03:03:00
Pet sweat? That smells like a good idea for a definition. I will put it on the list. Thanks ErWenn! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-17: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2011-07-06: 04:33:00