Verboticism: Pediastare

'Why are you staring at me like that? '

DEFINITION: v. To be woken up by a child or pet who is quietly but intently staring at you from the edge of your bed. n. A creepy silent stare that is so intense that it pierces sleep.

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Pediastare

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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: pee/dee/a/stare

Sentence: Violet had the habit of creeping very quietly into her mother and father's bedroom. She had been told that she could not wake them before Mr. Sun came up, so she waited, patiently and intently. The power of Violet's unblinking pediastare could raise her mother from the deepest sleep and was so completely creepy that there was no way to return to sleep after experiencing it.

Etymology: pedia- root word meaning child + stare The word also echoes the name of a popular brand of children's over-the-counter medicine.

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Comments: Pediastare

silveryaspen - 2008-03-18: 18:56:00
Interesting etymology.