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Raquelcony

Created by: Rachelgettier

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Nonclandestined

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: non klan DESS tind

Sentence: They kept their relationship a secret for as long as possible because he knew his clan would never approve of her, nor hers of him. It was nonclandestined to be. Sure enough, word soon got out and he had to bid her a tearful goodbye. Later, his mother told him, "You need to stick with your own kind, Neanderthals, and not hook up with those Homo Sapiens girls. They look weird anyway with their little tiny split eyebrows."

Etymology: nonclandestine / clan / destined

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COMMENTS:

love it! - Nosila, 2010-01-15: 23:33:00

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Romanticlate

Created by: myrrh

Pronunciation: (n;) row-MAN-tih-clut (v;) row-MAN-tih-clayt

Sentence: (n;) Jenny had found the perfect man, but he turned out to be a romanticlate. (v;) Robert and his parents screamed and romanticlated for hours that night.

Etymology: Partially derived from the word "romance;" barely any etymology otherwise.

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Ridger

Created by: nohidden

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Matusrejecticus

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: may tus re ject icuss

Sentence: My dad performed matusrejecticus and threw my boyfriend out the door.

Etymology: mate - match reject - throw out

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Prohibmate

Created by: oliviabrown

Pronunciation: pr/ō/hibm/ā/te

Sentence: My dad prohibmated me from seeing Bob anymore.

Etymology: prohib- prohibit, mate- mate

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Fiancenay

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: fee-ahns-NAY

Sentence: Alex found himself yet again a fiancenay--why was it his fault that Jenny's father deplored fauxhawks?

Etymology: fiancé + nay

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COMMENTS:

liked it very much - texmom, 2007-06-23: 23:39:00

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Objectimate

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Ob ject tee mate

Sentence: It didn't matter if I was dating a teacher or a toilet cleaner my parents would always objectimate anybody new in my life.

Etymology: Object + mate = Objectimate Object, to express or feel disapproval, dislike, or distaste; be averse. Mate, partner, husband or wife; spouse.

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COMMENTS:

checkmate...great word! - Nosila, 2010-01-15: 23:32:00

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Patriboris

Created by: 590149

Pronunciation: pah-tree-bawr-is

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hyperborean Like. - hyperborean, 2012-10-18: 12:56:00

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Woowho

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: woōhoō

Sentence: When Richard met his daughter*s new suitor, all he could say was **woowho?** For the rest of the day he could be heard muttering **over my dead body**.

Etymology: woo (try to gain the love of someone) + who (what or which person or people) play off of woohoo, an expression of excitement

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-22: 01:42:00
Today's definition is inspired by Robert J. Sawyer's Neanderthal trilogy, Hominids, Humans and Hybrids. (We couldn't go through the whole RJS week without mentioning Neanderthals!) It's a story of two parallel worlds -- a human one and a Neanderthal one. The story pivots around the romantic tension between a female human and male Neanderthal. How about that for spicing up the gene pool? And I wonder what their parents would think? Thanks to Rob for the great story, and the inspiration. ~ James

'There's no way a guy with a mono-brow is marrying my daughter!'

DEFINITION: n. A chosen mating partner who is not well-accepted by one's parents. v. To fight with one's parents over the selection of a suitable mate.

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