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DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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Wraptattention

Top verboticism of the day created by arrrteest

Pronunciation: rapt-uh-ten-shun

Sentence: Sven wasn't sure if he was standing there in quiet amazement, frustration, or amusement, looking at his nephew shaking the wrapping paper in the air. "It's so cool, Uncle Sven, the way it reflects the light!" The box containing the remote controlled car that he bought after careful planning and consideration sat there on the floor, almost an unnoticed afterthought. His nephew's wraptattention to the mylar wrapping paper seemed much more interesting.

Etymology: wrapped + attention

Created by: arrrteest.

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Transmogiftfy: /trans-mow'-gift-fie/ Calvin's ability to transmogiftfy any box or wrapping into a rocket ship dazzled his parents. It frustrated his lazy pet tiger Hobbes to no end, however. Etymology: transmogrify - To change into a different shape or form, especially one that is fantastic or bizarre + gift Created by: Jamagra.

Boxerrebellion: /bock-sir-re-bell-yun/ Marina's third birthday brought expensive battery powered gifts as far as the eye could see -all from her "wish list". She played with them for a cumulative total of 10 minutes then grew tired of the noise and staged her own boxer rebellion by building a princess castle out of the packaging. Etymology: box + boxer rebellion: uprising in China at the turn of last century against foreign trade and technology Created by: libertybelle.

Comments:

Got my vote for originality - too many wrap words - of which i was guilty too - petaj, 2008-04-22: 04:13:00

I LOVE historical references. Good work! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:41:00

Presentusinteruptis: /pree-zent-us-int-er-up-tis/ The anticipation was killing Betty as with each present, her best friend kept reaching near hers from the pile. She had selected the best gift she could think of and carefully wrapped it in beautiful paper. "Look at this one!" Janice shouted as she lifted the gift. "It is wrapped so wonderfully and the paper is so beautiful!" She spent extra care to unwrap the gift so that the paper was not spoiled. She put the gift down on the floor and held up the paper for all to see and passed it around meanwhile forgetting the gift beside her. This was a clear example of presentusinteruptis killing her joy. Etymology: Presentus, from present or gift + interuptis, to interrupt Created by: pieceof314.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-04: 00:31:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

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