Verboticism: Meanthumb

'Don't leave me out here! I'm not dead yet!'

DEFINITION: v., To put an unwanted houseplant, especially a seasonal or gift plant like a Poinsettia or Easter Lily, outdoors in hopes that it will die. n., An unwanted houseplant which has been left to nature.

Create | Read


Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: meen-thum

Sentence: it was clear that the sad little pot plant was making her kitchen gloomy and it was time for her to exercise her meanthumb

Etymology: mean, green thumb

Points: 434

Vote For

Comments: Meanthumb

dubld - 2007-11-14: 09:06:00
It just works.

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-14: 10:21:00
pot plants usually have the opposite effect - why didn't she just smoke it?

rikboyee - 2007-11-14: 15:31:00
i'm gunja pretend you didn't say that

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-14: 16:25:00
doobie doobie do - where's purple when you want to sing - you know youjuana

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-14: 17:16:00
Seems to mean it's all about meangreen! Nice word!

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-14: 18:25:00
Purple's been swamped at work, with no signs of letting up until after Jan 15. Poor Purple. Love your word Rik.