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'Hurry up we need to get in line!'

DEFINITION: v. To hurry up and wait. n. A person who compels you to prepare quickly for an activity which they know will be delayed, postponed or retarded.

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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: slow/faster

Sentence: A slowfaster is a pest who slows down proceedings by trying to speed them up.

Etymology: go faster + slow


cute - Nosila, 2008-04-22: 17:26:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: panic stations

Sentence: Jerry had panicstaytioned his team to get their responses in today, even though the survey to decide on a venue for the Christmas party would not close for 6 weeks, and the party itself was still 3 months away.

Etymology: panic (characterised by hurried movements and stirred up by being rushed) + stay (stop, keep still, wait) + panic stations (British & Australian, informal) a time when you feel extremely anxious and you must act quickly because something needs to be done urgently)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: him-PROMP-too

Sentence: Edgar was beyond anal...he was totally obsessed with being early to even those events that had little if any significance and his friends jokingly (though with some chagrin) referred to him as himpromptoo, which had no effect whatsoever in deterring him from his self appointed rounds.

Etymology: Blend of 'him' and 'impromptu'

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rush-stop

Sentence: Max and June sat at the rushstop for a half hour while the driver finished his coffee and donuts. When the bus finally did show up they discovered that they left in such a hurry they forgot to pack their tickets.

Etymology: (play on bus-stop)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hay sten wayst

Sentence: You have seen him hundreds of times on airplanes. The guy in the back row who grabs all of his stuff. He never checks bags, just crams his overhead with tons of luggage. As soon as the plane lands he jumps into the aisle, ready to sprint out the gangway. Except the plane hasn't docked yet, others are in his way with the same idea and he cannot jump over them to get to the front of the line-up. He is guilty of hastenwaste, because he has to impatiently stand there for twenty minutes. This traveller never has a connecting flight or someone waiting for him...he just has to beat all the others out the cabin door!

Etymology: Hasten (hurry;act or move at high speed) & Waste (spend thoughtlessly;useless or profitless activity)

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ek-SPEE-dee-angkst/

Sentence: Judith liked to be 'fashionably late' for most events, but her father, a retired military officer, was habitually early for everything — he had expediangst. So when she went to meet her parents for dinner, arriving fifteen minutes late, and saw that her father had already ordered and was almost finished with his meal, Judith knew she'd be hearing about her laziness for the rest of the evening. Her mother, at least, was still lingering over her salad, trying, in her own quiet way, to alleviate the coming conflict.

Etymology: Expediate - to hasten or speed up the progress of (from Latin, expedītus "set the feet free"); and Expedia (travel website) + Angst - a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish (from Old High German, angust; from the root of "anger")


good word, Tigger - Nosila, 2008-04-22: 08:39:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 12:28:00

Great word and sentence true of ex-military friends: even a game of golf is a forced march. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-23: 05:44:00


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Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pre-tard

Sentence: Jonathan was never late. In fact his girlfriend often complained that he came too early, but his perpetual pretardation never got in the way of their relationship until their planned wedding day, when the anxious pretard arrived at the church 16 hours early and ended up sleeping with another lady in waiting, who coincidently had pretarded her intended groom by a day and a half.

Etymology: pre+tard


The wedding must have taken place at Hour lately of Pre-pet-ual Help church - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 11:29:00

Yes it was consecrated at the Church of Hour Lately, but it was done a holy hour early. - wordmeister, 2008-04-22: 13:47:00

The word standing alone is hilarious. The sentence is icing. (not sure, however, you meant "come to early," which would mean being an early riser, as opposed to "come too early," which means, well, kind of the same thing...oh, never mind.) - stache, 2008-04-22: 19:03:00

Thank you stache. I have added another "o" to my "too", for clarification purposes... - wordmeister, 2008-04-23: 00:11:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rush-tin-ayt

Sentence: Brad is known with little affection among his friends as a major rushtinator, one who always pushes everyone to get ready for events well in advance and then find all kinds of reasons to put them off indefinitely.

Etymology: Blend of 'rush' (hurry) and 'procrastinate' (to put off till another day or time; defer; delay)

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈblɪtˌsɪts/

Sentence: The blitzsitz is an important strategy that is difficult to maintain because, like many preventative techniques, its usefulness is only noticeable when it is not used.

Etymology: from Ger blitz "lightning" + Ger sitz "sitting"


I found out today that "sitzkrieg" is already a word! - ErWenn, 2008-04-22: 09:48:00

interesting - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 12:30:00

My grandpa would've taken a blitsitz bath in anticipation of developing hemeroids. - stache, 2008-04-22: 20:07:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pro - crass - tin - hay - st

Sentence: In Edgar's procrastinhaste, he woke up the children four hours earlier than they needed to in order to catch the limo to the airport; just to make sure everyone was ready on time. Needless to say, his family was not speaking to him as they all sat waiting and ready in the living room for three hours.....

Etymology: procrastinate (put off, delay or defer an action to a later time), haste (overly eager speed)


You knew my Dad, he was always 4 hours early to go to the airport... - Nosila, 2009-06-05: 14:20:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-05: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James