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'The victim of an extremely vicious browbeating'

DEFINITION: n. Annoying neighbors who spend endless hours mowing their lawns, painting their fences, washing their cars, and browbeating you because you have a life. v. To express disapproval for someone's lifestyle.

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Goadneighbours

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: GOAD NAY bores

Sentence: My good neighbours had become goadneighbours, and now I was wishing for good fences. It all began when Mike got a promotion. He and his wife bought an SUV that they were always washing, waxing, and admiring while they took pictures of each other standing by it. They landscaped their yard, put in a pool, and built a sundeck. But everything was for show and pictures, and now the rest of us neighbours were tired of them harassing us. Suddenly our yards weren’t good enough, our houses needed painting and we were bringing down the neighbourhood. Any more goadneigbourly advice on how to take care of my weeds on my lawn or the cracks in my driveway, and I might just build that fence.

Etymology: GOAD: to keep irritating or annoying someone until they react GOOD NEIGHBOURS

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COMMENTS:

Puntastic verbotomy! So on the definition, too. Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:37:00

You goad, Girl! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:28:00

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Maintenazi

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: main-ten-a-tzi

Sentence: Tish liked her new neighborhood, however after a few days she began to notice a low pitched, constant hum. It sounded like lawn equipment. The droning never stopped. It was there on Sunday morning and Friday night at 2 am.-- all the time, really. Could it be that she had accidentally moved into a neighborhood run by Maintenatzis? Come to think of it, the woman across the street constantly raked and swept the street. Strange, what would she have to rake in January? Tish looked out the window -- she was out there sweeping. The woman's face was expressionless and her eyes seemed to focus on nothing as she swung her broom back and forth. Here husband was trimming his bushes. Each branch was perfectly trimnmed and all exactly the same size. Tish knew that Maintenazis were not people to be ignored, but who and what are these people she wondered. Just then she noticed the sound -- the lawn equipment -- was it getting closer?

Etymology: To enforce through intimidation lawncare maintenance by strict codes and ideology. Maintenazis are known to leave their homes only to go to Home Depot for more mulch.

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COMMENTS:

Welcome. Clever sentence and word. Well-crafted! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:13:00

Good word and funny sentence. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 20:03:00

metrohumanx Excellent and creepy story! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:47:00

Excellent word...welcome! - mweinmann, 2009-03-18: 13:06:00

Great word...ve haf vays off making you look after your yard...it is called Lawn Order! - Nosila, 2009-03-18: 18:59:00

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Houndskeepers

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: hownds + keep + urs

Sentence: Morrie's neighbors were real houndskeepers. They spent their entire life grooming their yard and house so that it was a "showplace". Because Morrie did not choose to spend all of his free time in the same pursuits, his neighbors continuously derided him and made snide comments about the condition of his lawn.

Etymology: hound and groundskeepers >> Hound (To urge insistently; nag) groundskeepers (Groundskeeping is the activity of tending an area of land for aesthetic or functional purposes)

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COMMENTS:

So apt to the definition. Super etymology and verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 13:59:00

I agree with silveryaspen! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 20:08:00

metrohumanx I agree with KateinKorea! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:51:00

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Naboobs

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: NAY-bubes

Sentence: Loretta thought of her neighbors as naboobs, people of some wealth and circumstance who who had nothing better to do than improve their properties and their lives while she sunbathed, partied and did her best to just look pretty.

Etymology: Use of 'boob' (dufus, crude person) Play on the word 'nabob' (A person of wealth and prominence)

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Preenieacks

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Preen-e-acks

Sentence: The Jones neighbors that lived next to Sliezanna were total "preenieacks" as they tirelessly worked hard to manicure their lawns and detailed their cars every single weekend. Sliezanna she was a "preenieack" about her appearance and she was living life to it's fullest. Yet,the Jones's next door gave her a tongue lashing about keeping her yard as nice as theirs in order to keep up the curb appeal and tax value in the neighborhood. The next thing they knew,poor little Sliezanna fainted over them telling her just how perfect she needed to be. Sliezanna recovered from her fainting and hired a lawn service and mobile car wash company to keep up appearances so the nagging neighbors would mind their own business. All is well in the neighborhood...except for that nagging old Mrs. Jones next door that cuts her eyes every time she sees Sliezanna dressed to the 9's and giggling as she waves goodbye to Mrs. Jones.

Etymology: Preen;grooming. ieacks;(slang); more than one person having a mania about their own preening,cleaning and grooming habits whether personal or objects that need grooming.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Sliezanna! Good one! Like it! Like IT! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 02:57:00

good one - galwaywegian, 2009-03-17: 05:54:00

In both your sentence and your word ... great humor! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:35:00

Preenieactual description of amny neighbors people on this site have met! ANd I love the name Sliezanna, too! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:18:00

Thank you everyone :) I love this site and the challenges to use my creative thinking! Hugs to you all!!! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-18: 03:14:00

Creative and to the point! Thanks! - jasjamson, 2009-05-08: 02:19:00

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Moanses

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: /mohn-siz/

Sentence: Charlotte pulled out of the garage to find the Christmas lights torn down to the point that they were dragging through her hair. She clawed at the string of bulbs as she nearly ran the convertible into the mailbox. Looks like the Moanses were trying to give her another hint.

Etymology: Play on words of "Joneses", as in "keeping up with the" and moan, to low with dismay or pain

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COMMENTS:

Super funny! Truly a great word for complaining neighbors. Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:08:00

Funny! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:38:00

Sounds like our neighbour, Mona Lott! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:32:00

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Lifenvy

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: li-fen-vie

Sentence: Cam and Sylvia took their lifenviousness too far when they parked their truck on Trish's front lawn. She's never home to take care of her property anyway and she won't even notice it there.

Etymology: life + envy

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Skullandcrossjones

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: skul and CROS joanz

Sentence: No matter how hard anyone on the court tried, they could never match the beauty and perfection of the Jones family's property. This was due to the fact that both Mr. and Mrs. Jones were retired landscapers, and each spent at least two hours a day working in the yard. To top it off, they went for walks each weekend in which they pointed to various sections of their neighbors' yards and whispered to one another, apparently identifying flaws and not bothering to conceal their disapproval. Some of the court's residents had nearly killed themselves trying to keep up with the Joneses, to no avail. The neighborhood atmosphere became so toxic that after a while, everyone started referring to them as "Mr. and Mrs. Skullandcrossjones."

Etymology: Jones, as in "keeping up with the Joneses" + skull-and-crossbones (a picture of the human skull above two crossed bones, now used as a warning of poison, danger or death)

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jollyroger over and out! - Nosila, 2010-09-28: 19:44:00

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Honebodies

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hone bod ees

Sentence: Marcia was always criticized by her neighbours, because she never stayed home and spent hours working on her house. The Kranks, the honebodies from next door, were the first suspects when Marcia was found dead on her grass. She should have taken fencing lessons to get lawn order.

Etymology: Hone (to sharpen, improve,make perfect or complete) & WordPlay on Homebodies (people who seldom leave home)

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Lifespurn

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lie-f-sp-ern

Sentence: After many years of censuring her neighbours, the old woman finally reached the end of her lifespurn when she collapsed midcriticism on the decorative border that had whipped her into a judgmental frenzy.

Etymology: life + spurn + lifespan

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COMMENTS:

Admire how well you put your sentence, your thoughts, and your word together. Very well done! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:19:00

Good word and sentence. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:41:00

Nothing like having a garden to die for... - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:31:00

metrohumanx Concise and excellent! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:50:00

petaj thanks for the nice comments - petaj, 2009-03-18: 07:36:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-17: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by kateinkorea. Thank you kateinkorea. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-19: 04:08:00
Oh my gosh!!!!! I actually won today! Does that mean I'm "in?" I'm scrolling up and down! lol :) thank you everybody I'm honored~ bowing head now in gratitude to the wonderful creators and to kateinkorea for suggesting this definition :) Thank you all! You've made my day! MMMMMMMMMMWAH!

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-19: 06:14:00
Ok I see the current winner changes...I thought it was a daily thing? Oh well...I wonder if that means it always changes and it's not a daily winner. DANG! right when I think I have this site figured out ...I don't :/

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-28: 00:22:00
Today's definition was suggested by kateinkorea. Thank you kateinkorea. ~ James