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DEFINITION: n., An animal, usually a much loved pet, whose dead and departed owner has bequeathed a huge sum of money solely for its comfort and care. v. To leave part or all of an estate to a pet animal.

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Created by: skeeterzirra

Pronunciation: in hare eh tans

Sentence: Elmer Fudd left a large inharetanse of his carrot patch farm to Bugs Bunny.

Etymology: inherit and hare

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Created by: yifan

Pronunciation: pe-th-ea

Sentence: the petheir was taken good care of after his master passed away

Etymology: pet+heir


my very first word here. - yifan, 2008-08-23: 17:41:00

welcome! - galwaywegian, 2008-08-24: 15:15:00

Aye! Aye! Veryclear and effective - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-24: 23:48:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in herr it

Sentence: When Old Man Jack R. Abbott finally departed, he left all his large estate to his 2 pet rabbits, Miss Scarlett O'Hare and Rabbit Redford. Jack's daughter, Carolina Harera, was shocked that these two bunnies would inhareit instead of her. She really didn't want to give up her twenty-carrot diamond ring habit...

Etymology: Inherit (obtain from someone after their death) & Hare (swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit)


DrWebsterIII Good stories Nosila - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-24: 03:05:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: doe/nate


Etymology: doe + donate

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pett-herr-it

Sentence: Bartholomew, the pot-bellied pig who was the sole petherit of her grandfather's fortune sure tasted great after he roasted for 3 hours on the rotisserie.

Etymology: pet + inherit


I suppose first came the pig and toast, then the pig out! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-22: 07:01:00


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Created by: phonematode

Pronunciation: thur-oh-bred

Sentence: Sheba was a thoroughbread. Her late owner had thoroughly breaded her with the whole of his considerable estate.

Etymology: thoroughbred + bread, as in dough, as in moolah

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pet a greed

Sentence: When wealthy Sir Hamilton Guinness expired, he left his entire estate to PETA, the organization he knew would look after his pet hamster, Heiry. Not only was this hurtful to his daughter Peta, but confusing also, because she was sure he meant her in his will. Her pedigree was not petagreed and so a legal battle ensued. It took the lawyers over 5 years to reach a settlement. The only trouble was that Heiry, like most hamsters only had a lifespan of three years. However, he did have the biggest hamster funeral is listed in the Guinness Book of Records!

Etymology: Peta (Militant Animal Rights Group-People for Ethical Treatment of Animals)& Greed (one of the 7 deadly sins;reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth) & play on Pedigreed (having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal) & Pet Agreed (animal that goes along with the decision)

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ben uh FISH ee ayr ee

Sentence: Goldie the goldfish's faithful owner left Goldie his entire (very sizeable) estate, so that she "could continue to live in the manner to which she was accustomed." After Goldie's death, the remainder would go to the owner's favorite charity, Fishies First. The angry relatives, all of whom were cut out of the will, just found it pretty fishy.

Etymology: beneficiary + fish + fishy


Holy Mackerel, what a great word. I'm telling you this just for the halibut! - Nosila, 2010-01-20: 19:20:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in fer ret ans

Sentence: When Old MacDonald bought the farm, he left a sizeable inferretance to keep all the animals on his farm in style. Talk about putting the FUN in funeral! His daughter,Petula, was fur-ious. The Pet Heirs flew when she found out at the reading of the will. Instead of her getting all his loot, Eddy the Fox Terrier would become an Heirrier. It was fowl play that the hens and turkeys and geese got more than a poultry sum. Garret the Ferret would ferret away his inferretance and Hammy the Hamster could now afford to move to the Hamptons. Billy the Goat was now Will Off and could afford a Nanny. Ferdinand had now become more valuabull and married Bessie,the cash cow. Arnold the Pig could now invest in hog futures and Mr. Ed, the Clydesdale could now afford to play the horses, as long as he was carefoal. Cyril the cat was feline rich and people flocked to meet Dolly, the Dollar Llama. Petula further fumed when she heard the minister say, ewe guessed it, that The Sheep will inherit the worth. Talk about being fleeced...

Etymology: Inheritance (that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner) & Ferret (a rodent pet;domesticated European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits)


Great word. LOVED the "sentence." ha - lumina, 2008-08-22: 03:50:00

well done!I was toying with a ferret for a while this morning. (metaphorically speaking, of course) - galwaywegian, 2008-08-22: 04:33:00

metrohumanx My cheeks hurt from smiling. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-22: 04:45:00

the script for a too punny opera? - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-22: 14:06:00

I forgot about Playboy the Bunny who now can afford 24 carats at a time! Cheers...EIEIO - Nosila, 2008-08-22: 21:05:00

At a first glance, thought it was 'Infurretance.' Would have been good, too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-24: 23:44:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB. Thank you OZZIEBOB! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-09-22: 16:44:00
Lots of obvious ways to go today...I think today's winner will likely be the one who got here first.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-19: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB . Thank you OZZIEBOB . ~ James

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-24: 01:31:00
GENIUS!!! (how'd I miss it)

hyperborean hyperborean - 2012-10-24: 14:26:00
Yesterday and today's definitions are giving me deja vu. Haven't we done these once before?

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-25: 00:34:00
maybe we have to branch out and come up with definitions

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-25: 15:57:00
EVERYONE HAD A GREAT WORD!!! but i'm giving Sethyll the crown today