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'What's wrong with your husband's voice?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who adopts the stylings, mannerisms and even of the personality of their favorite rock, movie or television star. v. To derive your identity from someone else, especially a famous person.

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Imperformerate

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: im per FORM er ate

Sentence: Bob first began imperformerating while showering; but then his imperformances became less private - like when he did the dishes. The imperformances had many imperfections and embarrassed his family. Nevertheless, Bob loyally took on more and more of his favourite star’s qualities.

Etymology: From impersonate and performer.

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Alteregotist

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: all-ter-E-go-tist

Sentence: Sheldon was a shameless alteregotist, truly believing if he could do reasonable impressions of famous entertainers he could adopt their persona and their popularity.

Etymology: Play on the term alter ego.

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COMMENTS:

An alter ego toast! - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 03:13:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-05-06: 09:39:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:20:00

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Transglamorphrenia

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: trans-glam-ur-frehn-ee-uh

Sentence: His transglamorphrenia made him think he was deceiving others into believing he was Diana Ross. He pulled it off fairly well considering he weighed three hundred pounds and lived in a homeless shelter for men.

Etymology: trans (change, transfer, as in transvestite) + glamor (an air of compelling charm, romance, and excitement) + phrenia (mental disorder, as in schizophrenia)

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funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:25:00

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Autocroon

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: Auto-crewn

Sentence: Johnny couldn't resist breaking into falsetto every time the Bee-Gees came over the airwaves. Janice just laughed, "Here we go again with the autocroon!" Although Johnny could really stand to prop up his vocals with some Auto-Tune.

Etymology: Auto-Tune + Croon

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Geltmaniac

Created by: merfinity

Pronunciation: Gelt me niac

Sentence: If Oscar Wilde were to be alive today, this is how he would have used the word probably... "Geltmaniacs are a delight to come across, they bring along everything worthy of imitation without having the whims and fancies of a star"

Etymology: Gelt- (Geltung German ) the desire to be important, famous etc. maniac (maniakos Greek, maniacus Latin) a person who has a great craving or enthusiasm for something

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Emutate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: em-u-tate

Sentence: Randy loved to do Elvis so much that he emutated one night after supper. He quit his job at Maggies farm, dyed his hair black, and spent the rest of his days in Vegas wearing a white rhinestone suit, sunglasses and eating fried peanut butter sandwiches. After he was found face down in his shag carpet at Spaceland, his tombsone was engraved with the words, "Thank you, thank you very much."

Etymology: emulate: strive to be equal or better by reproducing someone's mannerisms and/or looks + mutate: become different in essence, lose one's identity

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Quite clever...Webster material! - jasjamson, 2009-05-08: 02:03:00

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Meroxoceleb

Created by: ankur

Pronunciation: may-rocks-o-celeb

Sentence: See that guy over there doing the moonwalk?he's been a Michael Jackson meroxoceleb since he saw the "thriller" video...

Etymology: me = the person who is impersonating the start. Xerox = co. name or the popular word used for photocopies. o = of. celeb = celebrity.

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Zimmpersonate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: zim purr sun ayt

Sentence: His Zimmpersonation was convincing for the most part, unless he had sinusitis or beans

Etymology: Zimmerman, impersonate

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COMMENTS:

another Dylan reference - you get a vote from me - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:19:00

mrskellyscl brilliant! - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-06: 18:56:00

Zimmortal word! - Nosila, 2009-05-06: 23:23:00

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Elvisimulation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: elvisimyəlāshun

Sentence: Wesley had it all, the pink caddie, the rhinestone covered jumpsuits, Blue suede shoes, the sideburns, the sneer. What he didn’t have for his Elvisimulation was a single iota of talent. He couldn’t sing any two adjacent notes in the same key. The last time he sang in the shower, his hound dog ran away. Last weekend at a party, with a little liquid courage under the belt, he tried to show off his best dance moves. A well-meaning nurse tackled him and stuck a spoon halfway down his throat.

Etymology: Elvis (U.S. singer; known as the King of Rock and Roll) + simulation (imitate the appearance or character of)

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Zimmermannerism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: zim ur man ur iz m

Sentence: Despite his many zimmermanerisms, and his styling, it becomes apparent once he starts to sing that, no, no, no, it aint him, babe. His voice was far too good.

Etymology: zimmerman, mannerism

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann, ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-05-06: 08:50:00
Great definition. I think everyone's really enjoyed their muses on one of the great poets of my generation.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-06: 20:12:00
Thank you mrskellyscl. I think everyone has lot's to say about this, because everyone does it... hopefully when no one else is listening ~James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-18: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James