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'Do you think it's time that Elsie started sleeping on the floor?'

DEFINITION: v. To allow your pet to sleep in your bed even though it may squirrel into your pillows, hog all the sheets, and bulldoze you on to the floor. n. A pet which sleeps in its owner's bed.

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Beastow

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beest/stoh

Sentence: John beastows his bed with his golden Labrador retriever who takes up three-quartes of the bed when fully stretched out.

Etymology: beast (animal) + bestow (share, apportion, give part)

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Clever Pun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:19:00

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Menagerieatrois

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men aj er ee a twa

Sentence: When Angus moved in with Cattelena, he herd that her bovine was to menagerieatrois with them. Sometimes he wondered about the hayrrangement. Suddenly, phrases like "Hit the Hay", "BedSpread","Rustling the sheets", "Udder ecstasy","Ride a Limousin" and "DetOX" took on a whole new meaning for him. And many's a night he awoke Friesian because someone had steered the covers off him or he had a very sharp pain in his calf! Every morning, there was a stampede for the bathroom. At this rate,he would never be a fodder. Cud this couple live happily heifer after?

Etymology: Menagerie (zoo) & Menage a Trois (threesome)

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Fleaesta

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: flE-s-TAH

Sentence: It didn't matter how much whining he did or how many "discussions" were weathered, Dennis knew choosing to spend the night with Nina invariably meant another fleaesta with her cats.

Etymology: Fleaesta v. tr. combination of flea: a blood-sucking parasite that feeds on mammals and birds, known for its leaping ability siesta: a midday nap as taken in Spain and Latin America.

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COMMENTS:

Purrfect! Does Dennis live in CATalonia, Spain? - Nosila, 2009-01-06: 23:18:00

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Petbulldozer

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pet-bull-doh-zur

Sentence: Because he slept with several petbulldozers, Rob generally awoke to find himself on the floor, shivering, and chewing on someone else's cud.

Etymology: pit bull, pet, bulldoze, doze

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COMMENTS:

Quadterrific etymology! A four-bagger, grand slam, home run with this very witty creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:36:00

Very creative! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 22:00:00

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Capetulate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kə-pěch'ə-lāt'

Sentence: Cindy's cat Nigel was so used to sleeping with her that she and Tim were forced to capetulate when he started sleeping over.

Etymology: capitulate, to surrender unconditionally + (to one's) pet

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The one letter changes embedding one word in another are ever so clerver. Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 21:55:00

It's the year of the cat; sorry the rat. Perhaps there hope yet! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 22:09:00

excellent - bookowl, 2008-03-14: 14:29:00

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Menagerieatrois

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men a jah ree a twa

Sentence: When Angus moved in with Cattelena, he herd that her bovine was to menagerieatrois with them. Sometimes he wished he had been more of a maverick and had had time to ruminate; take a poll or gotten a Papal Bull about the hayrrangement. Suddenly, phrases like "Hit the Hay", "BedSpread", "Counterpain", "Rustling the sheets", "Udder ecstasy", "Beef Tongue", "Ranch Dressing", "Ride a Limousin" and "DetOX" took on a whole new meaning for him. And many's a night he awoke Friesian because someone had steered the covers off him or he had a very sharp pain in his calf! Every morning, there was a stampede for the bathroom. At this rate,and with his short horn, he would never be a fodder.

Etymology: menage a trois ("sleeping" arrangement of 2 with a third participant, wink, wink, nod, nod, say no more, a wink's as good as a nod to a blind horse) & menagerie (a facility where animals are kept)

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COMMENTS:

Absolutely hilarious! Great last line! Brilliant etymology. Exceptional Word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:16:00

petaj tres magnifishe - petaj, 2008-03-13: 03:57:00

brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-13: 08:11:00

picabomama Hard to say, but perfect! - picabomama, 2008-03-13: 13:33:00

Cheers, all! Do you think this couple cud live happily heifer after?? - Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:41:00

Thought of it; thought again: moved on!Crazy, but I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 21:59:00

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Petish

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: PET ish

Sentence: She always talks about and obsesses over whether her cat is okay or not and this petish of hers is causing us problems.

Etymology: FETISH: the fact that a person spends too much time doing or thinking about a particular thing PET: an animal or bird etc. that we keep in our home for pleasure

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Anthropetdormphic

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: an/throw/pet/dorm/fic

Sentence: The anthropetdormphic couple feared schnuffocating their schnauzers while schnuggling.

Etymology: anthropomorphic + pet + dormire (L "to sleep"); anthropetdormphize(v); anthropetdormpher(n) - the animal sleeping quite comfortably in the bed; anthropetdormphee (n., var.) - the person wide awake and uncomfortable

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SchNIFTY creations! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:46:00

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Quallipet

Created by: kiki3247

Pronunciation: Quail-ee-pet

Sentence: Marice thinks Quallipeting is a bed idea.

Etymology:

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Snugglemugger

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snəgəlməgər

Sentence: Rudy limped into work suffering muscle aches and sore joints having been animauled by his not-so-tiny mastiff the night before. It seemed very cute when his little puppy wanted to sleep in the bed. Now he is a snugglemugger.

Etymology: snuggle (settle or move into a warm, comfortable position) + mugger (a person who attacks and robs another in a public place)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-13: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-21: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

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