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DEFINITION: v. To gasp and go rigid with shock when someone unexpectedly hugs you. n. The gasping sound, and associated rigid body reaction, which a person who is "not comfortable with physical intimacy", emits when they are unexpectedly hugged.

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Created by: Afonso705

Pronunciation: [ɲɯ̽ːʰ]



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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: we-cudd-ul-eeze

Sentence: She tried not to whecuddleeze when he grabbed her on the trapeze with the greatest of ease.

Etymology: wheeze + cuddle


What a tease! - Nosila, 2010-10-19: 23:46:00

oh please! - remistram, 2010-10-20: 09:33:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skwēzwēz

Sentence: Tom's family was not very good expressing intimacy. When he married Sunshine his family collectively developed a squeezewheeze. In the receiving line Tom's mother gasped so much that Sunshine's folks were convinced that she had asthma. At the reception there was so much oxygen being sucked in that the caterer had trouble keeping candles on the tables lit.

Etymology: squeeze (a hug) + wheeze (breathe with a whistling or rattling sound in the chest)


How did Tom and Sunshine ever get together? - otherguy, 2009-04-06: 07:47:00

metrohumanx I think we're ALL Bozos on this bus! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:38:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snuh-guhlp

Sentence: Mary is not comfortable with hugs. If her husband feels the need, he must give her at least 20 minutes notice for her to prepare. Last week, after she had her hair done, the stylist gave her a big, spontaneous hug. Mary's snuggulp startled the hairdresser so much that she dropped her scissors. So much for that tip...

Etymology: snuggle (to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection) + gulp (to suppress, subdue, or choke back as if by swallowing)

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Created by: mangojo

Pronunciation: Guh-SHRIG

Sentence: When the young man touched her waist she gashriged suddenly and exclaimed, "Get away from me boy! No one ever touches me like that!"

Etymology: A combination of the words gasp, shudder and rigid.

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: rig-ORTHO-hiss

Sentence: Mama Obama’s outgoing, they say… To protocol spin doctors it was okay- To fistbump Sarkoszy and hifive the Prince… But hugging the Monarch made everyone wince. Forgetting that Bush was a world-class dunce, Her touch was derided and talked of for months… Clearly her gesture was somewhat amiss.. Tho the world’s on the edge of a dark bleak abyss, The papparatzombies just focused on this: A Regent’s reaction- Her RIGORTHOHISS.

Etymology: RIGORmortis+orTHO+HISS=RIGORTHOHISS....RIGOR MORTIS: temporary rigidity of muscles (occurring after death); New Latin, stiffness of death [1847].....ORTHO: straight, upright, vertical, perpendicular,correct; Greek, from orthos straight, right, true; akin to Sanskrit ūrdhva high, upright.....HISS: to express disapproval of by hissing, to make a sharp sibilant sound; Middle English, of imitative origin [14th century].


mrskellyscl WOW! The word is great, the poem hysterical. Great work. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-06: 05:10:00

Great word as always Metrohumanx ;) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-06: 08:30:00

Words you chose to make rhyme, entranced me for quite a time. While at your wit, I laughed a bit, and enjoyed all of what you writ! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-06: 17:36:00

Your ode may not be legal, but it certainly is regal! - Nosila, 2009-04-06: 19:10:00

metrohumanx Thanks to you all! James :) - metrohumanx, 2009-04-06: 23:17:00

metrohumanx I would like to thank The Lone ranger who gave me a vote on each of my words last week. I may be offline for a little while, as i have chosen to move to the headlands of the foothills... - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 01:13:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: shock-and-paw

Sentence: Larry was the office touchy-feely guy, known for his flagrant practice of shockandpaw hugging manuvers on unsuspecting women. He snuck into the office one day and found Martha, the new receptionist, alone at her desk. What Larry never realized, though, was that Martha carried creepaway spray in her purse for just such an occasion.

Etymology: shock: surprise + paw: fondle, grope (wordplay on shock and awe a la G.Bush)


nice one! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-06: 08:48:00

artr Love it! - artr, 2009-04-06: 13:09:00

Excellent!! - Mustang, 2009-04-06: 20:39:00

metrohumanx Good one, Miss Moneypenney! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:39:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ass kew

Sentence: Her emotions went asskew.what should one do

Etymology: askew, ass

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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sh-awk-word

Sentence: Robin, who never gave hugs or expected them in return, was struck with shockward when Justin, whom she barely knew, gave her a hug and a peck on the cheek!

Etymology: Shock (unexpected, sudden) + awkward (strange or uncomfortable)

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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: imp - hing - hur - snap

Sentence: Gloria moved slowly and roundly. She was a force to be reckoned with and especially did not like to be touched or hugged. If someone approached her too quickly and with wide arms, it might cause an impingehersnap.....and Gloria would tense up, snapping her legs and spine into a defensive position....somewhat like a crisp, round cookie!

Etymology: impinge - (encroach, interfere or contact) her, snap (break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension) gingersnap (a crisp, round cookie)


metrohumanx ...and somewhat like a timber rattlesnake? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 01:14:00

metrohumanx I like this word more each time i see it! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:43:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-06: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-06: 07:50:00
Thank you! My former husband's family didn't hug and I hugged his Mother and she let out a loud gasp and went rigid... They all changed and became more loving towards each other, after I married into their family. It changed them forever and they all hug each other now. :) (I hug people I care about and love) Hugs are great! ;)

readerwriter - 2009-04-06: 10:22:00
Sounds like you were on a Mission Accomplished!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-06: 10:46:00
Perhaps you should consider a taking a position with the Royal Family -- seems like they need a lot more hugging. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-19: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James