Verboticism: Loveshackle

'But Daddy you can't lock me in my room!'
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DEFINITION: v. tr. To be so overly protective about a person or object, that you become completely possessed by the fear of what could go wrong. n. A person who is so worried about protecting something that they smother it with their own fears.

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Loveshackle

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: luv-shak-ull

Sentence: At first, Tracy thought Marvin was being a doting boyfriend, running all the errands and carrying even the lightest packages for her, but when she found him staring at her image on the computer and singing "You're My Obsession", she came to the realization that she was being loveshackled.

Etymology: love shack, shackle

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Comments: Loveshackle

purpleartichokes - 2008-02-22: 06:58:00
Hey Jabber - 2 songs for you today!

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-22: 08:46:00
Love the word purple so I'll put up with the song that's now stuck in my head for the entire weekend!! The Love Shackle is a little old thing that keeps us together Love Shackle baby, Love Shackle bay-bee.

silveryaspen - 2008-02-22: 12:57:00
Is loveshackle a cousin to Sugar Shackled? Now, there's 3 songs! Great Creation!

Tigger - 2008-02-22: 15:06:00
"Tiiiiin roof... rusted!" Groovy word.

Mustang - 2008-02-22: 18:36:00
Excellent verboticism. Very descriptive and appropriate to the definition.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-25: 19:07:00
Great word