Verboticism: Catrastrophoney

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DEFINITION: v. To arrange with a friend to phone you with a "crisis" during a blind date, in case you need to make an emergency exit; n. A fake "emergency" phone call that is used to end a blind date.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kuh-tas-truh-foh-nee

Sentence: Joan was not at all sure about going out on a date with a guy she met through an online dating service. Even though one of her girlfriends swore by it, Bubba's Buds didn't feel quite right to her so she arranged for June to give her a catastrophoney call just to be safe.

Etymology: catastrophe (a sudden and widespread disaster) + phone (telephone) + phoney (not genuine; fake )

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