Verboticism: Suspectious

'Omigod, I'm surrounded.'

DEFINITION: n. The weird feelings that rise up when you notice that you are being followed by a police officer, or a cop car, or the Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Unit. v. To feel nervous, self-conscious and guilty whenever you see a police officer.

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Created by: lplybon

Pronunciation: "Suss-PEK-shus"

Sentence: "Edwin had one of those days when he felt suspectious all day long. He started fumbling with his change, suddenly nauseous and sweaty, while buying coffe at the corner store, when two off-duty cops came in. Just neighborhood guys, okay? Geez. But then later on he thought he saw that look, that knowing look from a clerk, when renewing his drivers' license ..."

Etymology: A combination of suspicious, suspect, and susceptible.

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