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Giveray

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: give-a-ray

Sentence: I gaveray all my words. I giveray my girlfriend :)

Etymology: A remix of "give-away to everyone".

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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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Sharetheself

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: share-the-self

Sentence: Robert felt compelled to sharetheself and would copy and pass out all manner of things that interested him to his friends and colleagues.

Etymology: "share the wealth" + self

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Emupulse

Created by: mana1066

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Xerocks

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: zee/rocks

Sentence: Susan was so pleased with the family photograph she had taken, she just had to xerocks it 158 times and send it as a Christmas card to everyone she knew!

Etymology: xerox (to photocopy) + rocks (slang for excellent)

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Plagiariffic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: plag/are/if/ick

Sentence: Joe is plagiarific. As a salesman, he uses all of the latest and greatest ideas he "borrowed" from the business books on the 'Best Sellers List' and shares them with his clients to impress them.

Etymology: PLAGIARIFFIC - noun - from PLAGIARIZE (to take and use ideas, or passages from another's work)+ TERRIFIC (extremely good; wonderful)

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Welcome back, Stevenson0! - Nosila, 2009-11-24: 01:14:00

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Copytat

artr

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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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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Replipeat

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: REP-leh-peet

Sentence: Using his latest copying software on his computer Newton felt no guilt whatsoever when he'd take the ideas and theories of others and replipeat them as if they were his own.

Etymology: Blend of words "Replicate" (to duplicate, or reproduce) and "Repeat" (to do, make, or perform again)

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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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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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