Verboticism: Parentharsis

'My mother is a washing machine'

DEFINITION: n. The sacrifice a mother makes when she gives everything to her children, including life itself, and then simply lets them go. v. To give someone everything and then watch them walk away.

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Pronunciation: parr-EN-far-siss

Sentence: After her son Jack left home to start at university, Mary felt a great sense of parentharsis.

Etymology: parent + catharsis (release from strong emotions)

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