Verboticism: Smotherlover

'I'll just wait here until you're free.'

DEFINITION: v. To hover near, or directly on top of, a person who is busy doing something else, in order to force them to immediately surrender their full attention. n. A person who invades other people's private spaces and uses the social discomfort to demand attention.

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Mousekesteer

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mouse/ke/stere

Sentence: Our new IT manager is a mousekesteer and constantly hovers over anyone trying to figure out any computer problem.

Etymology: mouse + steer + mouseketeer

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Tarryerist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tar ree er ist

Sentence: "Oh, no!" thought Bernie, "it's Tina the Tarryerist again". She'd stand just inside his door waiting for him almost the moment his phone rang. No matter how long his call, she'd wave to him, mouth words at him, carry on and generally make a nuisance of herself. He'd called her out on this behavior before, but she ignored his wishes and kept on torturing him like this. When he was not on the phone, she was always elsewhere in the building. It was hard to get too mad at her though, since she was only 2 years old...

Etymology: Tarry (loiter, linger) & Terrorist (characteristic of someone who employs terrorism (especially as a political weapon)

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Demandinistical

Created by: shellyb2009

Pronunciation: de/mand/in/ist/tic/cal

Sentence: This lady's spirit is to demandinistical for me to ignor her. I wish she would just leave me be.

Etymology:

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Flagrantimidate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: flā'grən-tĭm'ĭ-dāt'

Sentence: Blake was really getting into the Big-Twelve semifinals, but Mauri flagrantimidated him until he caved. They spent the rest of the evening watching her "Gilmore Girls, Season 3" DVD's.

Etymology: 'flag,' to mark for attention; 'rant,' to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; 'timid,' lacking self-confidence, shy; 'Ate,' an ancient Greek goddess personifying the fatal blindness or recklessness that produces crime and the divine punishment that follows it; also, past tense of 'eat.'

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Pryvahdictator

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pry-vah-dic-tay-tore

Sentence: Rudenosey kept on being a pryvahdictator until Al finally snapped at her tugging and bugging and got off the phone!

Etymology: Pry-To look or inquire closely, curiously, or impertinently: was always prying into the affairs of others. Pryvah:(slang)For one who pries into someones privacy until they get their full attention. Dictator: An absolute ruler,A tyrant; a despot,a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner. Pryvahdictator:A play on words of pry and privacy, A person that prys into your private conversations,private life while rudely commands your attention.

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Imperatwit

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: im/pare/uh/twit

Sentence: On the office behavior continuum, Jocelyn's behavior surpassed "high maintenance cling-on" and settled somewhere around "imperatwit".

Etymology: imperative + twit (v: to taunt or tease; n: a fool)

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COMMENTS:

I bet she has a high giggley voice too - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:13:00

Sounds good to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:51:00

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Egosquito

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: eg-goh-SKEE-toh

Sentence: Roxie was so disruptive in the office that her workmates presented her with the "Egosqito" award for her egocentric habit of demanding their total attention by buzzing about, hovering around, and driving them crazy like a self-obssessed mosquito. At her looming Bob, at times, even recited a poem called "Mosquito", which he had written in his youth. It went like this: "Malicious mien, Buzzing, whining, biting: Summer's toxic arrow." She was, of course, not very amused!

Etymology: EGO: "i" (cognate with OE ic, I) The "i" or self of any person & MOSQUITO: any of numerous two-winged insects of the family Culicidae, the females of which suck the blood of animals and humans, some species transmitting certain diseases, as malaria and yellow fever. And, in the last couple of decades, new varieties of the diseases (in Australia) such as Murray River Encephalitis, Ross River Fever,. etc.

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very apt - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:11:00

Good one, bob...talk about a buzzword! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:46:00

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Habitchual

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: hab-itch-chew-ul

Sentence: Betty didn't know what"patience" or "personal space" meant. She was an office habitchual, who hides behind filing cabinets, under desks, and once in the men's room in order to get attention and her usually crabby point across.

Etymology: habitual+bitch

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I think I know her!! lol Good word. - Mustang, 2008-04-12: 00:15:00

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Imposeur

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: im-pose-err

Sentence: Charlene signed up for the imposeurisation workshop because she was tired of not getting the attention she needed. This class was sure to change that. The facilitator had guaranteed that after the workshop she would be able to focus anyone's attention through some sure-fire posturing.

Etymology: impose (to be an inconvenience, especially if done in a physical sense) + poseur (One who affects some behaviour, style, attitude or other condition, often to impress or influence others) + pose (physical arrangement of the body)

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Clamoturbitis

Created by: ttime77

Pronunciation: CLAM-OH-TERB-I-TUSS

Sentence: The woman was very vulnerable and addicted to her spouse thus being diagnosed with clamoturbitis. She was being very needy whenever he was busy.

Etymology: Clam=To cry out. Turb=To disturb -itis=disease or sickness

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