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Omegalomaniac

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: ow-meega-low-may-nee-ack

Sentence: "Their father won Best in Show at Crufts", said Carter with an air of arrogance. He pulled firmly on their leads but his treasured hounds ignored him and continued to sniff the Labrador's butt. Carter's overblown ego made him think he was top dog, but really he was just an omegalomaniac. The dogs ignored him unless he was at the grill cooking, sausages for himself, and rib-eye steaks for them.

Etymology: 1. omega - the last letter of the Greek alphabet. (as opposed to alpha male/dog which is the first). 2. megalomaniac - a pathalogical egoist.

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Doggeroll

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: do-ger-rol

Sentence: There once was a man named Stover/ Who had a dog named Rover/ Well, two...the other named Stew/ (What else is new?)... When he took them to the park for a walk/ Those pooches would bark and balk/ And Stover would doggeroll over and over/ In clover/ That guy named Stover.

Etymology: A play on DOGGEREL meaning loose or irregular verse, especially of an inferior nature and DOG + ROLL meaning to move on a surface by turning over and over

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word play. - Mustang, 2009-02-03: 07:16:00

so clever to create a limerick to go with your doggeroll! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-03: 08:40:00

Thanks. Except I forgot to use the word in the sentence/poem. Will try to correct. - readerwriter, 2009-02-03: 09:52:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-03: 11:04:00

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Awkwinate

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Ark-win-ate

Sentence: Jim was the worst dog walker ever. Trying to control five dogs at once, he always found himself awkwinated.

Etymology: Combination of "Awkw" from awkward - lacking dexterity or skill; and "inate" from dominate - to rule or control.

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Noheedonistic

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: no/heed/on/is/tic

Sentence: Sean was a pleasure seeking individual who turned noheedonistic when faced with his part time job as a dog walker. They just wouldn't listen to him!

Etymology: no + heed + hedonistic

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COMMENTS:

Noheedonistic is such a great word ... it might also be applied to cats, spouses, bosses, coworkers, etc. !!! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-03: 08:52:00

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Tetherbound

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: TETH-ehr-bound

Sentence: Sherman was a slight man who was not endowed with superior strength yet he insisted on taking all three of his labs for exercise at the same time and invariably found himself tetherbound when they would become frisky and wrap their leashes around his legs with their hyperactive activities.

Etymology: Blend of 'tether' (a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement) and 'bound' (made fast as if by a band or bond)

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Petcontrolled

Created by: elona

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Leaderhosing

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lēdərhōzng

Sentence: When they go for a walk Ralph's dogs like to go wherever they want without regard for what happens with their leashes. A couple quick laps around his leg can leave him with a thorough leaderhosing.

Etymology: leader (leash) + hosing (defeat)

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Bounddog

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: bownd - dawg

Sentence: Christopher became frustrated everytime he walked his FoxHound, Fontana.... Instead of walking straight ahead, she walked on an angle and sometimes in circles. Within ten minutes Christopher and Fontana looked all mummitied together. It was all so ridiculous that Christopher could not even be angry anymore. Instead, he would just start singing to Fontana......"you ain't nothing but a bounddog....oh yeahhh....we're all hooked up".

Etymology: Bound + Dog >>> Bound (to be tied up) Dog (Canine, Common pet)

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Petrafried

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: PE tri FRIDE

Sentence: After being wrapped up in dog leash I was pretty much petrifried. I couldn't move, couldn't get the dogs to settle down and I was ready to cry.

Etymology: PET: a beloved animal PETRIFIED: something that is dead, unable to move FRIED: slang for frazzled

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Dogtied

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dôgtīd

Sentence: It seemed like a good idea at the time. One dog would be lonely if left home alone while he worked so Alan got a second dog. Little did he expect to be dogtied every time he tried to walk them. They would run ahead, then behind, never in the same direction, never at the same time. Like some canine square dance he didn't know the steps to, Sadie and Rufus do-si-do and Allemande left until Alan was completely hound-bound.

Etymology: dog (canine pet) + tied (attach or fasten (someone or something) with string or similar cord) derivative of hog-tied [secure by fastening together the hands and feet (of a person) or all four feet (of an animal)]

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Excellent word! - Mustang, 2009-02-03: 07:14:00

I watch the Dog Whisper but my dogs do too and they whisper back. - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-03: 09:28:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-03: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by artr. Thank you artr. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-18: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by artr. Thank you artr. ~ James

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DEFINITION: n. A person who has difficulty controlling their pets, especially if they often become entangled in the leashes. v. To get entangled in the leashes of one's pets.

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