Verboticism: Aloofitis

'I think he's pretending that no one is home.'

DEFINITION: v., To avoid unwanted interruptions (visits, calls, or emails) by pretending to be unavailable, unreachable or unconscious. n., A person who pretends they are not home in order to avoid talking to someone.

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Aloofitis

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: ah-lew-phy-tiss

Sentence: Grade 8 student James Hooligan frequently displayed a severe facial state of aloofitis to abstain from being picked by the teacher in class to come up and solve the math problem. His aloofitis tactics however never seemed to work in preventing him from being picked upon by the alert teacher.

Etymology: aloof + itis

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