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Mimeopath

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: mim-ee-oh-path

Sentence: Jill did a mimeopath of herself in her prom dress, handing it out to everyone she knew and didn't know.

Etymology: mimeograph, psychopath

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teleolurian mellifluous - teleolurian, 2007-05-07: 19:11:00

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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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Disiterate

Created by: randaldroher

Pronunciation: Dis-it-er-ate

Sentence: We quickly disiterated the printers, and in days everyone had one.

Etymology: Dis (away, as in disseminate) + Iteration (repetition of a process)

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Philanthroplicate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /fɪlənˈθɹɑpləˌkeɪt/

Sentence: The bootlegger justified selling his camrecorded copy of _Spider-man 3_ by convincing himself that he was just philanthroplicating.

Etymology: From philantropy + duplicate

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It's a long word, but I just love the sound of it. Try saying out-loud before not voting for it...now isn't that fun! - ErWenn, 2007-05-07: 13:46:00

I agree. Perfect for the defintion! - wordmeister, 2007-05-07: 21:43:00

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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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Commenditto

Created by: mustilicor

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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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Minimeograph

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mini/mee/oh/graf

Sentence: I decided to put the old office equipment to good use and made one million minimeographs to deliver door to door.

Etymology: mimeograph + mini-me (character in Austin Powers movies)

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metrohumanx MINIEOGRAPH is very funny, although i stumbled over it at first. Nice reference to American Pop Culture. Jabberwocky strikes another blow for humor! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:46:00

Creative and funny. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:31:00

Love your word...I may have to dooplicate it myself! - Nosila, 2008-07-07: 20:34:00

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Adoropy

Created by: Jeaneai

Pronunciation: Ah-door-oh-pee

Sentence: Frank was so completely entranced by Melanie's good looks that he created fifteen thousand full sized, cardboard cut-outs of her picture and placed them all around his office.

Etymology: Adore, copy

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Cheerox

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: CHEER-ahks

Sentence: Alex vigorously cheeroxed his invention of the self-buttering waffle, but it never caught on.

Etymology: cheer + Xerox

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Openofficeworker

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ōpənôfiswərkər

Sentence: With the release of OpenOfficeWorker version 2.3 MozillaCorp was finally able to create a truly happy workforce. No more concerns about individuality. No treating workers differently because they brought different talents and experiences to the job. No more concerns about workers trying to personalize their cubicles. They*re all the same and they seem to prefer it that way. The company did have to consider how to house the workers. Too many together and they would flashmob the local grocery or bottleneck arrival at work. They found they could sell off most of their parking lot property by opting for the eco-mod and allowing the workers to ride to work on their Unixcycles.

Etymology: Open office (open-source software that mimics MS Office) + office worker (person who*s employment primarily involves working within the confines of an office)

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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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