Verboticism: Rubburnish

'Why are you still working on your resume?'

DEFINITION: v. To obsessively work on, shine and polish something which has no intrinsic value. n. A item which has lots of imagined shine in the eyes of the owner, but no real value for anyone else.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: RUB-urn-ish

Sentence: Not only was Accretia a terrible hoarder, she even employed a poor student to come in on the weekends to help rubburnish her collection of tinsel.

Etymology: rubbish (low value) + burnish (polish)

Points: 983

Comments: Rubburnish

metrohumanx - 2009-03-10: 12:22:00
A perfectly hilarious sentence. Accretia cracks me up!

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-10: 12:22:00
super petaj

silveryaspen - 2009-03-10: 14:44:00
rubs right into the definition, too!