Verboticism: Hypocritter

'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /HIP-uh-krit-er/

Sentence: Like the killer bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brett's pet rabbit would launch itself at Connie's toes whenever she came over to his place wearing open-toed shoes. Brett said they were just 'love bites' but those teeth were sharp! If she hadn't liked Brett so much, she would have prefered to see that little hypocritter roasting on a spit.

Etymology: Hypocrite - a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude (from Greek, hypokrit─ôs "a stage actor") + Critter - a living creature (dialectal or humorous pronunciation of 'creature')

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Comments: Hypocritter

silveryaspen - 2008-03-07: 09:18:00
Great interplay and blending of your well chosen words in your etymology! Very well done!

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-07: 13:34:00
very nice

Nosila - 2008-03-07: 23:04:00
Tigger, hare's to you! I had a hutch you'd come up with a good one.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-08: 21:06:00
Another good word.