Verboticism: Tressomancy

'Her hair is not!'

DEFINITION: v. To assess an individual's current mental state, or identify hidden personality traits, through careful analysis of their hairstyle. n. A method of psychoanalysis based hairdos and don'ts.

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Coiffuread

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: kwah-fyoor-reed

Sentence: Judging by his greasy comb-over they coiffuread that he was fighting the aging process and his mirrors at home were filthy.

Etymology: coiffure (a style of arranging or combing the hair) + read (to interpret the meaning of by scrutiny or observation)

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Coifistry

Created by: isopraxis

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Tressstressomerty

Created by: galwaywegian

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Cheveaxappeal

Created by: paperpieces

Pronunciation: Sheh-voah-AH-peal

Sentence: "Hey man, look at her! Her body is bumpin'" "Yeah dude...uhhh, but her cheveauxappeal ain't workin' for me..."

Etymology: Cheveaux- French for hair, -appeal meaning attraction

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Trichoanalysis

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: try-co-a-nal-a-sis

Sentence: Sven gave up his psychology course for hairdressing, but still liked to analyse his customers. He called it trichoanalysis

Etymology: trich (prefix meaning hair or thread) + psychoanalysis (you know what that is)

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COMMENTS:

petaj Somehow I stumbled over this old one and had to have a go. - petaj, 2007-03-07: 03:28:00

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Barnetologist

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: bar net olo gist

Sentence: he was a true barnetologist, able to read right through the hair line.

Etymology: barnet, an English colloquialism of a hair do.

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Psychiatress

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sigh kai ah tress

Sentence: definately a bad hair day, on so many levels, her psychiatress said in clipped tones

Etymology: psychiatrist tress

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Frizzitology

Created by: skelk

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Menthairity

Created by: ChrisCarrk

Pronunciation: Ment-hair-it-ee

Sentence: Her menthairity was all wrong today.

Etymology: Mentality+hair

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Analyfrizz

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ənaləfriz

Sentence: Harry’s girlfriend can be moody at times. He can easily judge her by the state of her hair. A quick analyfrizz of the time spent managing the locks could tell him how to deal with her. Last Thursday he spotted her stomping down the street with a stocking cap pulled down to her eyebrows. She hadn’t seen him yet so he turned on his heel, ran to his apartment, texted her that he wasn’t feeling well and hid out for the evening.

Etymology: Analysis (short for psychoanalysis - a system of psychological theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders) + frizz (hair in a mass of small, tight curls or tufts)

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