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DEFINITION: n. A person who lives in their car because they have lost their home. v. To live in your car.

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Wreckhomer

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: wreck homer

Sentence: when she found out he brought this homewrecker in to their home she through him out and he became a wreckhomer

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nice! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-17: 06:53:00

Clever switcheroo! Super Duper word, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-17: 13:34:00

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Interstateless

Created by: feltcap

Pronunciation: ɪntərˈsteɪtlɛs

Sentence: After his father walked in on a rather intimate moment he was sharing with his mother they had been interstateless.

Etymology: interstate - a highway serving two or more states, stateless - lacking nationality or without nationality or citizenship

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Suvivor

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: suh-VIVE-uhr

Sentence: After being tossed out by her two-timing husband Megan grabbed her two kids and their puppy and she became a suvivor, happy that she at least had the SUV as it provided a bit more in the way of creature comforts than a smaller vehicle may have done

Etymology: Use of SUV (acronym for Sports Utility Vehicle) and is a play on the word survivor.

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Streetnik

zrotv

Created by: zrotv

Pronunciation: strēt'nĭk

Sentence: At first I was offended. I'd lost my job, gotten kicked out of school, and told my folks I was "going on the road for a while". "You're nothing but a crazy streetnik!", they replied with disdain. I didn't understand at the time, and I was angry; offended. But now, looking out the window of my filthy Volkswagen bus, exchanging knowing smiles amongst the armada of dirty, jobless, hippies across the lanes of traffic; I realized that it was my parents who did not understand. Out the windows of my car I saw the best minds of my generation, united in our adventure on the open road; living in campgrounds, rest-stop parking-lots, trees, parks, city benches. Our cars were our only private refuge, and we loved them, cared for them like companions. We were fordniks, hondaniks, volksniks, chevyniks – all streetniks, all starving, hysterical, naked angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry starry dynamo in the machinery of our cars.

Etymology: street + beatnik

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COMMENTS:

Wow! Good word. Your story captures the "beatnik" attitude. - splendiction, 2009-02-18: 12:42:00

Super creations! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 00:52:00

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Vagabenz

DnBrown

Created by: DnBrown

Pronunciation: vag-a-benz

Sentence: Kathy lost her home when her bakery went under, due to the terrible economy. Now jobless, homeless, with no opportunities, she is forced to live in her car and become a Vagabenz.

Etymology: Vagabenz is a mixture of Vagabond (an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support) and Benz (from Mercedes Benz, the car manufacture)

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Her bakery went under? No wonder she has no dough! Great word... - Nosila, 2009-02-19: 01:24:00

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Tajmauhaul

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: täzhməyoōhäl

Sentence: When Todd's company decided to move him to LA they made no provisions for higher cost of living. Finding a home or apartment that he could afford was next to impossible. He did however note that they allowed for the rental of truck to be used for self-movers for as long as was necessary. That's when Todd moved into the Tajmauhaul. He opted for the 24-foot model to allow for optimal viewing of his plasma TV. It was as big as some of the efficiencies he had looked at and considerably cheaper under the leasing plan. The only issue he has had is that speed bump in the company parking lot sloshing water out of his new hot tub. Next month he is considering adding bay windows.

Etymology: Taj Mahal (a mausoleum at Agra, India, built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (1592–1666) in memory of his favorite wife) + U-Haul (a rental truck company)

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Good one - TJayzz, 2009-02-17: 05:08:00

Great word...very INDUStrious! - Nosila, 2009-02-17: 20:25:00

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Biocarbones

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bye oh car bones

Sentence: Carlotta's address was the junkyard where she had her choice of the The Old Volks Home, the Hondo-Condo, The Homevee, The Rambler Inn, or her favorite the Impalace. The junkyard was a rescar mission for Carlotta, a biocarbones.

Etymology: BIO, CAR, BONES. Bio - prefix for living (in). Car - vehicle. Bones - as in I must rest my weary bones (body). Biocarbones is also a play on biocarbons, such as charcoal, that are formed from formerly-living carbon (car-bone) based organisms.

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Song of the day: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, comin' for to car-ry me home! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-17: 02:03:00

Once uPUN a time...love the Impalace and the Old Volks Home! - Nosila, 2009-02-17: 20:22:00

metrohumanx Hail Hail Freedonia -Land of the Brave and Free! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 20:39:00

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Vinhabit

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vin hab it

Sentence: Since the downturn in the economy, the Cameron Family has lived in their mini-van. In fact they vinhabit it. At first it was a shock, but after they stored all their stuff, but the TV, at a friend's, they have come to love their mobile existance. No house to clean, no lawn to mow, no worry about bill collectors and taxmen finding you and if you don't like your neighbors, you just move during the night and go somewhere else. Everyday is an adventure!

Etymology: VIN (Vehicle Identification Number...a unique serial number (17 characters) used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles) & Inhabit (to live in; makes one's home in)

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Peregretter

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: pair-re-GRETTER

Sentence: Mad Shirley just seemed to suck at life. Talked into refinancing her adobe abode by a mortgage huckster, she became an involuntary terrestrial- an itinerant grinch dwelling in her wagonocturne and taking rapid sponge baths in fast-food joints. A 21st century PEREGRETTER, Shirley and her loyal feline sidekick knew every bleak parking lot and all-nite diner where a rolling stone might catch a few furtive winks before being hustled on by the local brain police. Still, life was good and she was thankful for the warm rising of the sun and the maintenance of the public parks. Mad Shirley was grateful when Mister America walked on by...without tapping on her windshield. A home on four rubber donuts was still a home. As the last snowflakes of winter fluttered down, she stroked her cat and vowed to make life better...

Etymology: PEREgrine+reGRETTER=PEREGRETTER........PEREGRINE:having a tendency to wander;Middle French peregrin, from Medieval Latin peregrinus, from Latin, foreign .....REGRET:to mourn the loss or death of,to miss very much,to be very sorry for;Middle English regretten, from Anglo-French regreter, from re- + -greter (perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse grāta to weep)

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metrohumanx Terrestrial-of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants ;Middle English, from Latin terrestris, from terra earth.....Itinerant-traveling from place to place;Late Latin itinerant-, itinerans, present participle of itinerari to journey.....Wagon-a usually four-wheeled vehicle for transporting bulky commodities or people and drawn originally by animals;Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch.....Nocturne-a work of art dealing with evening or night;French, adjective, nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus. - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 18:55:00

metrohumanx Yeah....We're back. - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 20:06:00

metrohumanx The mighty Susquehanna was frightening-a mighty river, not an insipid stream, manageable and tame. The multitudes had followed it's course...to freedom and adventure. And now it carried it's burden of ice and sorrow down to the Chesapeake Bay- unstoppable and unknowable forever. - metrohumanx, 2009-02-17: 20:33:00

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Homestreethome

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hom - street - hom

Sentence: Ahhh homestreethome Justin said as he opened the door of his 77 Buick. He had been homeless for 25 years and was quite comfortable wandering the streets, eating at McDonald's and taking his showers at the SudsNStuff Carwash....

Etymology: Play on the phrase Home Sweet Home --- Home (where you live) Street (also your home if you live in your car...as it is a road to drive down)....

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clever word play - silveryaspen, 2009-02-17: 13:37:00

Be it ever so humble in the rumble seat! - Nosila, 2009-02-17: 20:24:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-17: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-31: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James

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