Verboticism: Gestunnedheit

'Aah, aahh, AAAHHH! ohhnnn...'

DEFINITION: n. An incomplete sneeze; starts with a nose tickle, followed by a sharp intake of breath, but then it vanishes, leaving only a vague sense of incompletion. v. To start a sneeze, but never actually finish it.

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: guh-stunned-height

Sentence: Kirsty's aborted sneeze called forth a chorus of gestunnedheits from her friends, who had all felt the same frustrating nose tickling.

Etymology: gesundheit (wishing good health to one who has just sneezed) + (to be made senseless, groggy or dizzy)

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