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'I bet you wrapped this all by yourself, didn't you?'

DEFINITION: v., To receive a gift covered in previously used wrap. n., Recycled gift-wrap, may or may not suit the occasion.

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Wrapencore

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rap - on - core

Sentence: We always rolled our eyes when Mum reminded us, but we still tried to wrapencore on Christmas day so that the paper, ribbons and bows could be set aside for a curtain call the following year.

Etymology: wrap + encore

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COMMENTS:

Excellent....encore!! Encore!! - Mustang, 2008-12-23: 00:38:00

metrohumanx Bravo! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-23: 10:13:00

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Packwrapt

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pak/rapt

Sentence: Stan was such a packwrapt that he had a huge stash of wrapping paper from years of birthdays and Christmases. He preferred the collage effect where he would glue various papers together to make an interesting package.

Etymology: pack rat + wrap

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COMMENTS:

Great word again! I am totally enwraptured with it!! - Stevenson0, 2007-12-19: 10:36:00

I think that Stan might have "Rats in the attic." Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-19: 17:57:00

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Wraponomical

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: wrap/uh/nom/i/kuhl

Sentence: John is a seasoned wraponomical gifter, retriving wrapcycled paper from his special wrapceptacle where he keeps all his wrapclaimed paper.

Etymology: wrap + economical

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bravo John - he should buy a special Christmas plant called a recyclamen - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-19: 12:44:00

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Grap

tgulden422

Created by: tgulden422

Pronunciation: GRAP

Sentence: "The present he gave me was a total piece of grap."

Etymology: GR as in Gift wRap, Crap.

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Thriftwrap

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: thrift - rap

Sentence: Benjamin always used thriftwrap for his gifts. He reclaimed all wrappings from gifts he received throughout the year and sometimes reused styrofoam take-out containers as boxes. He was careful to wash all traces of food out of them first. His friends were sometimes "befuddled" though as the paper he had around the house did not always match the occasion.

Etymology: thrift (parsimony: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily) + wrap (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering)

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Mustang, 2008-12-23: 00:39:00

Clever. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-23: 23:50:00

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Wripwrap

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rip rap

Sentence: she didn't appreciate his wripwrap, even though he had neatly (almost)retaped over the original tape marks. he had a feeling it would be a while before he got to unwrap her from the lingerie the wripwrap contained.

Etymology: rip wrap

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COMMENTS:

oh dear - I guess he got wripwrapped off - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-19: 12:43:00

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Giftscrap

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: giftskrap

Sentence: Jerry reuses as many things as he can. He says he is being environmentally-conscious. His friends think his use of giftscrap is just tacky and cheap.

Etymology: gift-wrap (decorative paper for wrapping presents) + scrap (any waste articles or discarded material)

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Wrapitransit

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Rap it tran sit

Sentence: Paper Rosey had quite a system. She was a paper clip. She clipped paper from any source she could. She removed paper from gifts, copy machines, comics books, paperbacks, newspapers, even paper dolls, and toilet paper rolls. Paper Rosey even stripped the paper from the walls. Paper Rosey was also the ultimate paper resighcler. Her paper clippings were used, over and over again, to wrap her gifts. Paper Rosey even made paper jams, by taping and pasting small bits and pieces together, until she had enough to cover her gifts. Paper Rosey called all this her ... wrapitransit system.

Etymology: RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM, WRAP IT. RAPID TRANSIT - exspeedient rapid transition system using papers that should have been buried undergound but were quickly re-elevated to the status of gift wrap. WRAP IT - cover it with paper.

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COMMENTS:

clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-22: 09:43:00

metrohumanx Hee Hee Heee- pro foundly undergroundly. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-23: 10:11:00

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Giftwrapredux

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Gift-rap-re-dux

Sentence: Trying to put a positive spin on his tightwad reuse of wrapping paper, Chauncey referred to it as gitwrapredux.

Etymology: gift wrap + redux....'to bring back'

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Slopen

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: slow-pen

Sentence: nanna was always guaranteed to slopen her presents

Etymology: slow, open

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COMMENTS:

another great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-19: 12:47:00

Clever blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-19: 17:59:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-19: 03:20:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-20: 11:01:00
By the way, if you're looking for the some cool ideas to help make reused wrapping paper actually look good, check out Franke James's article Green Delights of Junk Mail Gift Wrap on PlanetGreen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-22: 19:02:00
Excellent. Easy to remember and fun to say ... meaning so easily apparent.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-12-21: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

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