Verboticism: Parrotrimony

'I am deeply saddened by my master's departure...'

DEFINITION: n., An animal, usually a much loved pet, whose dead and departed owner has bequeathed a huge sum of money solely for its comfort and care. v. To leave part or all of an estate to a pet animal.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pair/ott/tri/moany

Sentence: Since parrots often long outlive their owners, Polly was provided for with a generous parrotrimony.

Etymology: parrot + patrimony (property inherited from one's father)

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OZZIEBOB - 2008-08-24: 23:33:00
But the family of Polly's owner, took the matter in to their own hands: it was garrotimony. Nice word.

metrohumanx - 2008-09-03: 08:56:00
A spokesman for parrots said he's glad...NO parrots were involved.