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DEFINITION: v. To pick up a piece of lint from the floor that your vacuum missed, and then drop it in front of the vacuum again, to give the vacuum another chance to suck it up. n. A piece of lint that a vacuum will not pick up.

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Revacuee

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ree-vak-you-ee

Sentence: She would have been done vacuuming 10 minutes ago, but she got fuzztrated with a five-time revacuee.

Etymology: re-vacuum, evacuee

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COMMENTS:

excellent purple - I thought you'd go with another one of your wonderful verbots 'carpettunnelsyndrome' - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:36:00

Wow, I don't even remember making that word. Guess I have forgotomy. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 10:59:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 05:04:00

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Novacuatelint

Created by: scarletzinc

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: Not evacuating lint

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Flufferhugger

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fluff/ur/hug/ur

Sentence: I gave up vacuuming and threw out all the carpets just to be free of the flufferhuggers. Now I have a warren of dust bunnies to contend with.

Etymology: fluff + hug + fluffernutter ( a peanut butter marshmallow combination)

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Cute! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 06:41:00

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Lintzilla

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lintzilÉ™

Sentence: Linda knew she was in trouble when she first saw it lurking beneath the sofa. It had apparently resisted previous attempts at extracation. She wasn't sure even her new cyclone vacuum was any match for this dust bunny from Hades, this Lintzilla. She was right. The best she could accomplish was to get the vacuum to choke on a small snippet. To vanquish this villian she had to resort to the ultimate weapon, The Hand!

Etymology: lint (Fuzzy fluff that accumulates on various fabrics) + Godzilla (huge prehistoric monster featured in a series of Japanese films)

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Dustcusser

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: duhst-kuhs-er

Sentence: Denise is an animal lover but she has absolutely no sympathy for dust bunnies. She likes nothing better than the whoomp sound of a clump of lint going up the hose of her vacuum. Nothing turns her into a dustcusser faster than a clump of fuzz that clings to the floor, refusing to succumb to the Hoover.

Etymology: dustbuster (a handheld cordless vacuum cleaner) + cusser (someone who swears; curses)

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Velcruzz

Created by: toy4769

Pronunciation: Vell-Cruzz (soft u sound)

Sentence: Regina tried and tried again to the get laundry room rug vacuumed clean, but the seemingly unrelentless velcuzz bits had her hand-pick it clean.

Etymology: Velcro - that amazing hook and latch technology that incorporates some extreme friction with some human engineering. + Fuzz - a synonym for lint that we find ourselves getting out of a dryer, of a chair, or even out of a belly button.

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artr Not to be confused with velcrud which is even harder to get rid of. Nice word! - artr, 2009-05-26: 07:28:00

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Muffigan

Created by: ballandcue

Pronunciation: [muhFF-again]

Sentence: I had to turn up the setting on the vacuum because of a damn muffigan.

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Obstilint

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ob/stuh/lint

Sentence: Bits of wool, small strands of thread and other pieces of tiny clothing fuzz on the carpet are just too obstilint for my Hoover vacuum to pick up on the first run so I have to manually assist their trip to the dirt bag.

Etymology: obstinate + lint

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COMMENTS:

excellint! - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 08:37:00

Nice word! - Banky, 2008-04-04: 10:02:00

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-04: 20:09:00

Great word, StevO - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-07: 05:03:00

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Electrolax

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee lek tro lax

Sentence: When Jane Edgar Hoover tried to clean the cat hair from her rugs, she found her vacuum cleaner became an Electrolax. That nice door-to-door salesman had showed her the tufts of cat hair he had collected with the machine he sold her. She just failed to notice by now that the ones he emptied from the demo machine were a black color...unlike her Ginger Tom, Marmalade's, natural fur colour.

Etymology: Electrolux (The Electrolux Group is a Swedish appliance maker, including vacuum cleaners) & Lax (tolerant or lenient)

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Hoovermanuver

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: who-ver-man-ooh-ver

Sentence: Lisa spent ten minutes passing the vacuum over the lint on her rug in a frantic Hoovermanuvere before she realized she was trying to suck up part of the pattern in the carpet.

Etymology: Hoover (brand of Vacuum) + manuver

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I tried to use "hoover" in a word, but yours is much better. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:40:00

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Comments:

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

stache - 2008-04-04: 06:52:00
recapitulint

stache - 2008-04-04: 07:08:00
(oops. it's early here.)

Jamagra - 2008-04-04: 08:22:00
I think this one was an actual Sniglet back in the day... can't remember the word, though. :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-04: 11:06:00
Hey Jamagra, I think that sniglet was "carpetuation", which very good because it does seem to take long time to vacuum up a cat. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-25: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by doseydotes. Thank you doseydotes. ~ James