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'Why do you iron our sheets every night?'

DEFINITION: n., The deep red lines and/or furrows, which appear on a person's face after they have slept on wrinkled or creased bed sheets. v., To wake up and discover that your face matches your wrinkled bed sheets.

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Sleepcrease

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sleep-creese

Sentence: Kristie came to college wary of the power of a mid-day nap. And well through her freshmen year, she tried to deny the deep snoozes she took before dinner. Her hypocrisy finally got the better of her friends, who started mocking her sleepcrease mercilessly when she showed up late for dinner and claimed she was studying.

Etymology: sleep + crease

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Cheekprints

contiki

Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: cheek prints

Sentence: I woke up with some crazy cheekprints this morning. Looked like a treasure map on my face.

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Sheetpleated

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shētplētd

Sentence: Joan had a very difficult time applying makeup to her sheetpleated face this morning. After her skin relaxed, she had more streaks than a ten-year-old windshield wiper.

Etymology: sheet (a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed to cover the mattress) + pleated (a double or multiple fold in a garment or other item made of cloth)

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Bedmark

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: bed-mahrk

Sentence: When Susan looked in the mirror after she woke up from her nap, she saw a bedmark on her left cheek; a perfect impression of the flower she hand embroidered on her pillow.

Etymology: Bed: a piece of furniture upon which or within which a person sleeps. + Mark: a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise.

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Ripvanwrinkle

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: rip-van-WRING-kuhl

Sentence: After having forty winks which seemed like forty years to her, Roxie was horrified on waking to find her face ripvanwrinkled in a deep red phizgrid.

Etymology: Ripvanwrinkle: blend of wrinkle & Rip Van Winkle, an Irving Washington character who slept for 20 years. Phizgrid: Conflation of phiz: slang for face from physiognomy & grid: a network of crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

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COMMENTS:

great minds and all that - that was the first word that sprang to my mind - so many good words today - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-26: 13:18:00

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Sheethickey

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: sheet-hik-ee

Sentence: The sheethickeys on her face and the hickeys on her neck left from her boyfriend were reminders of a great time but prevented her from facing her co-workers the next day.

Etymology: sheet + hickey (red mark left on the skin)

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Pillowface

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌpɪloʊˈfeɪs/

Sentence: Pillowface is much worse when your pillow is something other than an actual pillow, such as a spiral notebook, a keyboard, or a steering wheel.

Etymology: From pillow + face. Sounds a little like "pillowcase".

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Facingstripes

Created by: bbawden

Pronunciation: Fayss-eeng-straips

Sentence: Susanne was tired of her old look, so she was happy the next morning to find freshly applied facingstripes

Etymology: Face- that thing on your head Stripes, vertical or horizontal lines.

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Stredtch

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /stredtʃ/

Sentence: I'm sick of my unseen stretch marks, I don't want to bear with some visible and RED ones too!

Etymology: STREDTCH. From Stretch mark (A shiny line on the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks that is often lighter than the surrounding skin and is caused by the stretching and weakening of elastic tissues as a result of pregnancy or obesity, for example) + Red (A pigment or dye having a red hue)

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COMMENTS:

Stredtch marks are rediculous without getting them from your laundry! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 21:43:00

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Napmap

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: NAP-map

Sentence: The only thing that told Alex of what happened the night before was the napmap embedded on his face--but when did the girl leave, and why did she leave that awful note in lipstick on the mirror?

Etymology: nap + map (the lines resembling a road map)

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COMMENTS:

I seem to be way off my game lately... - mplsbohemian, 2007-11-26: 20:38:00

petaj How intriguing - what was the awful note? - petaj, 2007-11-26: 22:33:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 13:35:00
By the way, Stevenson0's crazy shopping word, "Dealusional", was published in Toronto Star as one of Top the Invented Words of the Week. See: http://www.verbotomy.com/blog/?p=223. Congratulations to Stevenson0 ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-19: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James