Verboticism: Jeeperspeepers

'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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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jēpərzpēpərz

Sentence: Joyce sat bolt upright in her bed. There wasn't a sound. It was that spooky cat of hers. The one with the jeeperspeepers. During the day she seemed to look right through you. At night it was as though she could wake the dead. Joyce's mother told her not to buy a black cat from that scary old lady.

Etymology: jeepers creepers (used to express surprise or alarm) + peepers (a person's eyes)

Points: 695

Comments: Jeeperspeepers

silveryaspen - 2009-01-08: 18:36:00
Terrific word. Jeeperspeepers captures that feeling of the heebie jeebies!

Mustang - 2009-01-08: 18:45:00
Good one!