Verboticism: Persnoy

'I'll just wait here until you're free.'

DEFINITION: v. To hover near, or directly on top of, a person who is busy doing something else, in order to force them to immediately surrender their full attention. n. A person who invades other people's private spaces and uses the social discomfort to demand attention.

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Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: per-snoi

Sentence: Would you please, Helen, for Heaven's sake, please stop trying to persnoy me to death? Your neediness and attention getting is getting in the way of my enjoying life!

Etymology: per, from perservere; annoy

Points: 710

Comments: Persnoy

OZZIEBOB - 2008-04-12: 03:00:00
Interesting word. Don't know why, but your word brings to mind the controversial book, by Philip Roth, later made into film, "Portnoy's Complaint!"