Verboticism: Attiresome

'Guess what I'm giving you for your birthday?'

DEFINITION: v. To wear special uniforms and carry around unusual props in order to stimulate social interaction. n. A person who compensates for their lack of personality and weak social skills by resorting to props and costumes.

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: uh TYER sum

Sentence: Joy thought her outfits from the 70's with the fringe, rhinestones, and jangly whatchamacallits were great conversation starters. She didn't seem to realize that everyone else at her conservative, button-down, corporate law firm just thought they were tacky and attiresome.

Etymology: attire (clothing) + tiresome (annoying; grating on the nerves)

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Comments: Attiresome

Nosila - 2010-05-04: 22:10:00
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