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Idolspread

Created by: pifty

Pronunciation: ajdolspred

Sentence: he adores that man so much that he idolspreads his image everywhere.

Etymology: idol + spread

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Cloncausawe

Created by: grahaff

Pronunciation: klone cuz awe

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Etymology: clon (clone) caus (because) awe (awesome)

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Freepimp

Created by: heb319

Pronunciation: free pimp

Sentence: Josh freepimped his car, his girlfriend, and the videogame he created, so he ended up bankrupt and living on skid row.

Etymology: free-at no monetary cost; pimp-charging a fee for use. Thus giving away which usually needs to be bought.

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Splenditto

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /splen-DIT-oh/

Sentence: Whenever Ryan stumbled onto something he thought was new and hip, he'd try to get his friends and people around him to splenditto him. He liked to think of himself as a trendsetter, but usually those people would ignore his suggestions, or pretend to be interested just to humor him.

Etymology: Splendid - excellent, fine, or very good (from L. splendidus "magnificent, brilliant") & Ditto - to duplicate or repeat an action or statement (from Italian, detto, pp. of dire "to say")

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metrohumanx I like SPLENDITTO, Tigger! It's a lot of fun to pronounce. It implies adulation with just a smattering of sarcasm. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:41:00

ditto - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-07: 11:33:00

Great! A word I can use myself....mega-splendittoes.....oops, I did it, didn't I? - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 18:59:00

Splenditto, faditto, elfadoraditto, ditto-ditto - I like it; great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:25:00

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Coppreciate

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: cop-pre-she-ate

Sentence: That song was so awesome I coppreciated it to everyone I know.

Etymology: copy + appreciate

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Copyousness

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: copy/us/ness

Sentence: Sam was a legend for his copyousness proclivity. He built a fortress around his cubicle with his favourite photocopies.

Etymology: copiousness(ample) + copy + us

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Welcome back, Jabberwocky! - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:14:00

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Commenditto

Created by: mustilicor

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Originality be damned; this verboticism is far too good not to commenditto and sprinkle into your conversations throughout the day!

Etymology: commend + ditto

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Repligate

Created by: autophile

Pronunciation: rep-li-gate

Sentence: This app is hot, I repligated it on my share!

Etymology: Portmanteau of replicate (to copy) + propagate (to spread)

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Alternative spelling: replagate - autophile, 2007-05-07: 19:39:00

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Spamtastic

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: spam-TASS-tik

Sentence: Did you get those 12 emails I forwarded you? Aren't they simply spamtastic?

Etymology: spam, fantastic

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Copytat

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: käpētat

Sentence: Wendell loves his music. With his copytats he thinks he looks just like his favorite artist. His friends haven’t been fooled yet. To even come close he would have to drop about 50 pounds, reverse the aging process by 30 years and alter his race.

Etymology: copycat (a person who copies another\'s behavior, dress, or ideas) + tattoo (mark a person or a part of the body with an indelible design by inserting pigment into punctures in the skin)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 02:33:00
Today's definition was inspired by Cory Doctorow's short stories "Printcrime" and "I-Robot" which are both appear in Overclocked. Thank you Cory! ~ James

inkvision inkvision - 2007-05-07: 20:58:00
I absolutely LOVE the illustration on the homepage... gorgeous. Who did it?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 21:40:00
Hi inkvision, Thanks for positive review on the drawing. Glad you like it! It was created by me (James Gang), or one of my clones, I'm not sure which. But really, it was nothing, we just copied Cory. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-23: 00:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by doctorow. Thank you doctorow. ~ James

'Hey, you're copying me!'

DEFINITION: v. To copy and share an idea, thing, or person because you think that it's so wonderful that everyone should have one. n. An open source clone.

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