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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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Celeffigy

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Sell-effigy

Sentence: Michaela couldn't help herself, her identimitation was complete and when she stepped out she was a fabulous and flirtatious Marylin staricature, all blonde curls and buxom bosom. Her idolity extended to feigning an isolating fame but her reputation was cast as the most extravagant and talented celeffigy in town.

Etymology: Celebrity - a person known throughout the world for something other than their talent; Effigy - copy or representation, usually of a famous, infamous or otherwise "known" personage.

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COMMENTS:

With identimitation as Identity and Imitation and reminiscent of identification as why people admire their idols. Staricature - Star and caricature, obvious really, and idolity as Idol and Identity blended because that's what she does.. - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 03:17:00

Iconic :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 03:23:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:23:00

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Micarious

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: mike airy us

Sentence: "When the Jester sang for the King and Queen in a coat he borrowed from James Dean" he was probably not being micarious, but my attempts to channel Don certainly are. Alas, they're almost bad enough to deserve an (American) Pie in my face...

Etymology: Mic(rophone): used to amplify the voices of performers, both good and bad. Vicarious: To take the place of or imitate another, to feel what's it's like to be them.

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Dressing up for the part made him microbial as well? - Mustang, 2009-05-06: 06:33:00

:-) I just love all the Dylan references in American Pie ... - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 23:08:00

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Timitate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tim it ayt

Sentence: After watching all the Home Improvement series and the subsequent syndicated repeats every night, George tried to timitate his idol. He had a coffee cup at the hospital emergency room with his name on it and he tried to fix things around his home. His wife Julie only got really worried when Tim started making more movies and George came home dressed as Santa or Buzz Lightyear or Capt. Peter Quincy Taggart from Galaxy Quest. She warned him that he would really be the Last Man Standing if he didn't grow up and be himself...

Etymology: Tim (first name of actor Tim Allen) & Imitate (reproduce someone's behavior or looks)

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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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Lilwaynker

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Lil-Wayn-Ker

Sentence: Dave struggling through a midlife crisis, did not buy a Corvette. He decided to unleash is inner rapper. When the auto tune craze hit he was unstoppable. He was so obsessed, he even got a tear drop tattoo. He became a lilwaynker.

Etymology: Lilwayn (the rapper) Wanker (pejorative term of English origin)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Dragzillamimic

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: drag-zil-a-mim-ik

Sentence: Everyday before Earl got home from work, Doralee would dragzillamimic Tammy Wynette, and the likes of her colleagues, trying not do do them any injustice. Singing into her frying pan, what little life was left in it, and her sanity.

Etymology: dragzilla + mimic

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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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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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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