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'Yuck! Your dog is trying to kiss me!'

DEFINITION: n. Embarrassing pet behavior; may be perfectly natural for the pet, but often makes humans feel self-conscious or ill at ease. v. To be embarrassed by your pet's beahviour

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: zoo mil ee ayt

Sentence: Although Andrea was very fond of her new love, John, a rich doctor (her Mother would be delighted), she was afraid of going to his place for the first time. He had loads of animals and she feared that they might zoomiliate her, because she was not fond of them and they might sense it. Her worst phobias were realized that first night when the dogs dogged her, the cats were purrfectly awful to her, the hamsters hampered her, the budgies bugged her, the rabbits were rabid to her, the parrot parodied her, the ferrets fretted her, the turtles left her shell-shocked, the horses gave her nightmares, the cows bullied her, the goats and sheep treated her baaaadly and the chickens were fowl to her. She ran off never to return. Dr.John Doolittle then turned to his flock and thanked them for getting rid of the gold-digger!

Etymology: Zoo (Menagerie;group of animals housed in a place) & Humiliate (embarrass;mortify;shame)


daaaaaamn, you're good - galwaywegian, 2009-11-13: 04:22:00

do you guys play Verbotomy at 4:00 in the morning while I am still sleeping? - mweinmann, 2009-11-13: 07:42:00

By the way, I love your seem to be in "full gear" while I am not yet awake! - mweinmann, 2009-11-13: 07:43:00

Being on Mountain Standard Time, I get the new word at 10:00 each it's usually the last thing I do before I fall into the arms of Morpheus! - Nosila, 2009-11-13: 12:09:00

You did it again - another fantastic word and sentence! I'm on easter standard time and can't stay awake till midnight to get the new word. - splendiction, 2009-11-13: 19:50:00


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Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: pet-uh-fahyl

Sentence: As soon as he saw the 5 foot, 100 pound woman being dragged behind the 85 pound labrador he knew he was about to be petophiled.

Etymology: Pet - Defile

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Created by: MuskokaMuffin




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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dumb est ikk hay tid

Sentence: His version of domesticated was more like domestichated in her opinion, she thought as the great hound nuzzled into her crotch with such force as to spill her martini, but if his wallet is anything like the size of his dog, it might be worth persevering.

Etymology: domesticated, hated

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: slob ber don

Sentence: he looked adorable but was a bit of a slobberdon when it came to etiquette

Etymology: slobber slobodon milosovic

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Created by: bountress

Pronunciation: dis-com-FI-do- ism

Sentence: Her dog's disomfidoism was out of line. My face was covered in slobber!


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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pri-HUHMP-choo-uhs/

Sentence: After his incarceration in 'the pen', and his subsequent release into society, Fido displayed behavior that could only be described as prehumptuous. Fido's owner, Owen, could scarcely have a date drop by his apartment, or even his own mother, without Fido first pawing and then birddogging them. Needless to say, that made for some quite embarrassing visits.

Etymology: Presumptuous - impertinently bold behavior; forwardness (from Latin, præsumere "to take beforehand") & Hump - [as in 'humping'] a bad pet habit often displayed by canines; and particularly Fido! (slang origin of the word is uncertain; first published use in 1785)


Great words this week everyone. Been travelling a lot, so I know this is way late, but I couldn't help adding my complaints about that absolute hound, Fido. Sorry metro, but he really is a "Bad Dog!!" - Tigger, 2008-07-06: 03:46:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dog-NOX-shuss

Sentence: Thomas was always on edge when company came as his mutt Ruff was sure to be dognoxious by slobbering all over his guests, humping their legs and sometimes do even worse things, including 'watering' their shoes.

Etymology: Blend of works 'dog' (canine pet) and 'obnoxious' (highly objectionable or offensive; odious)

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Created by: allawson

Pronunciation: Pet Trouble

Sentence: Rover jumped up on Judy as she came out the door and john was petroubled.

Etymology: The mush I call a brain

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: petty/ket

Sentence: It was a pet peeve of Sue's that every time she encountered Mark and his dog the pettyquette involved substantial sniffing and licking

Etymology: pet + etiquette + petty (contemptible)


metrohumanx PETTYQUETTE is very good. Let me guess- mark's dog was named.....FIDO! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-04: 07:56:00

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-07-04: 12:20:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-07-04: 17:13:00

Very nice. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-05: 06:57:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 00:02:50
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes.
Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 00:03:45
Yes the rumors are true. This week we are offering the The Verbotomy Cup as prize for the top player of the week. See details on the Verbotomy Blog ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-27: 12:54:00
Hi Verbotomy, Those cups (mugs)are really great. Would it be possible for any of us to purchase ones even if we don't win?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-27: 23:57:00
Hi Jabberwocky, Glad you like the Verbotomy Cup! It is our wampeter, and as such I don't think we would sell it, because that might turn it into a MacGuffin. ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-04-28: 01:07:00
Is it our waxing or waning wampeter? What's the other one (since a karass always has exactly two wampeters)?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-28: 08:49:00
I believe it is still waxing. And think that Dan Pink's right brain is the other wampeter. ~ James

mana1066 - 2007-05-06: 23:04:00
some of that went right over my head. whine! i want a cup too!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-04: 07:54:00
Quit a tail from the punster extrordinaire! Poor FIDO is the Lee Harvey Oswald of doggie misbehavior.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-13: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James