Verboticism: Sockabyebaby

'My boyfriend disappeared in the laundry!'

DEFINITION: n., 1. The process by which pairs of socks are washed, dried, and then separated perhaps never to be reunited again. 2. The place where lost socks disappear to. v. To lose your mate in the wash.

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Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: Rhymes with rock-a-bye-baby

Sentence: Each time one of his rare cartoon character socks went awol from his bulging sock drawer, (as socks are wont to do), my aging wannabe rock singer dad would lament its disappearance by singing his Sockabyebaby ballad for days on end.

Etymology: sock + rock-a-bye (lullaby) + baby (sweetheart as in a pop song)

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Comments: Sockabyebaby

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-09: 10:33:00
very funny

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-10: 16:48:00
Luv the sentence!

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:01:00
chuckling even more ... watch out for child and family protective services who might go after those sockabyebabies!