Verboticism: Hemisneer

'I'll drop him at the vets'

DEFINITION: n. A conclusion or an assumption developed after careful listening to, and analysis of one-half of a telephone conversation. v. To listen to one-half of a telephone conversation.

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Pronunciation: hem-eh-sneer

Sentence: Willard would often listen to his wife Wanda as she would chat with her pals on the phone and more often than not he would hemisneer at what he perceived the gist of the conversation to be.

Etymology: Blend of prefix 'hemi' (half) and 'sneer' ( smile or speak in a contemptuous or mocking manner)

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