Verboticism: Verminder

'Omigod! That is a huge snake!'

DEFINITION: v. To "adopt" a cute, baby, wild animal as a pet, which then grows up to become a very large, very wild, and very dangerous predator. n. A person who treats wild animals like pets, only to discover that they are not.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ver-min-der

Sentence: Herbie Tollogist joined up at verminders' anonymous after his anaconda grew to such a weight that the rafters on which it enjoyed coiling itself collapsed bringing the roof crashing around his ears.

Etymology: vermin (pesky animals) + minder (carer)

Points: 1214

Comments: Verminder

Jabberwocky - 2009-04-09: 10:47:00
superb word

readerwriter - 2009-04-09: 11:05:00
Good one--Herbie really has to believe in a higher power now!

Nosila - 2009-04-09: 22:05:00
Herbie it!