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DEFINITION: v. To fight with your neighbors, not because of your differences, and not because of what you have in common, but simply because you are stuck right next to each other. n. A border between neighbors and enemies.

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Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: e:mág:on:á:lie:n

Sentence: Relations between Manfred and Tobefrank got so bad, almost unimaginably bad, that the local neighbourhood watch insisted they increase the width of their imaginotline or move to another ghetto.

Etymology: A truce declared between 1-) Imagine: To conceive or form an image in one's own mind. 2-)Maginot line a line of defensive fortifications constructed by the French along their eastern border, extending from Switzerland to Luxembourg, between 1929 and 1936. • [as n. ] (also Maginot line) an impressive but often ineffectual means of protection or defense

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ad-JAIS-en-tangl

Sentence: Ever the aggressive and obnoxious lout Chester would grab any and every opportunity to employ various adjacentangle efforts to antagonize his neighbors, even going so far as to call them graphic names and to throw refuse onto their property.

Etymology: Blend of 'adjacent' (lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring) and 'tangle' (Informal. a conflict; disagreement)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: proks en mitee

Sentence: Grace and Bill lived next door to each other and as a result lived in a perpetual state of proxenmity.

Etymology: Proximity (nearness;being close to) & Enmity (a state of deep-seated ill-will)

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Created by: satishkumar

Pronunciation: sa thi sh i sam

Sentence: many people follow satishisam


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pik at fens

Sentence: The Wesson, Okai and Smith families lived next door to each other. Each had a pickatfence surrounding their yard. This was because they had never gotten along and each was too stubborn to move. Things finally changed when they armed themselves and police were called to the shootout at the Okai corral, started by a Smith & Wesson.

Etymology: Picket( a wooden strip forming part of a fence) & Pick At (to annoy, fight with,express a negative opinion of) & Fence (a barrier that serves to enclose an area;enclose with a fence;fight with fencing swords or mean words)


mrskellyscl good one - mrskellyscl, 2010-08-20: 09:07:00

Cheers & welcome back! - Nosila, 2010-08-21: 00:11:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: procks-n-m-e

Sentence: My sister and I ceased to be proxenemies in our teens when we moved into a bigger house and got separate bedrooms.

Etymology: proximity (closeness) + enemy (opposite of friend)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chēkbigroul

Sentence: The Murphys bought a minivan. Now their 5 children would not have to be packed in cheekbygrowl when they all traveled together. That's not to say they couldn't find other reasons squabble.

Etymology: cheek by jowl (close together; side by side) + growl (a low guttural sound of hostility in the throat)


those feckin' Murphy's at it again? - galwaywegian, 2009-02-05: 05:35:00

first-rate pun! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:07:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nābbôrdərlē

Sentence: The relationship between the Jones and Johnsons and has always been sketchy. They are the only ones in their court without fences. The divide between their properties is marked by a series of marker flags. They could be more neighborderly if Mr. Jones didn’t move the flags when he mows his lawn and forget to move them back. The little red flags are slowly creeping towards the Johnson’s house.

Etymology: neighbor (a person living near or next door) + neighborly (characteristic of a good neighbor, esp. helpful, friendly, or kind.) + border (a line separating two political or geographical areas)

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: nay boor

Sentence: Neighboors were what the Capulets and the Montagues had become. In fact, their quarreling had been going on for quite some time. So long, that no one remebered why they quarrelled any more. Their neighboorly behaviour eventually lead to unforseen tragic events.

Etymology: Neighboor (n) is a mixture of neighbour and boor - rude person.

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: ruk-us-teer-ing

Sentence: The Smiths and the Joneses were next door neighbors and were skilled at ruckusteering. Young Pauly Smith dreamt of an NBA career and spent many hours bouncing his basketball on the cement driveway. He also practised his clarinet rather poorly, late into the evenings. Old Graham Jones liked to start up the leaf blower early on a Sunday morning, and he often used his vast array of power tools until well past midnight. It was hard to focus on anything with such a constant din.

Etymology: 1.ruckus - a violent disagreement. 2. racketeering - engaging in a racket.


Fresh aspect, sentence and verbotomy speak volumes! Good word for those loud car stereos, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:17:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-02-05: 05:53:00
Rather different from the definition I I submitted: DEFINITION: n. two sides of a border, one side peaceful, the other side violent. v. to live on one side, or the other, along such a border. CREATED BY: silveryaspen - 2009-01-28 It is hard to take credit for today's definition, which is excellent and I am honored it insipired your cartoon and definition today. Thank you for all the great cartoons and definitions.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 11:50:00
Thank you for inspiring me! And thank you for letting us play with your words. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-20: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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