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DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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Carboard

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärbôrd

Sentence: Joyce knew her son would not care much that she was buying a new refrigerator. What she didn't expect was that he would have a fit when she tried to dispose of the box it came in. Carboard! Carboard! he screamed. For the next couple of weeks, the carton was a race car, a taxi, a fire truck and a tank. Who knew?

Etymology: car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people) + cardboard (pasteboard or stiff paper)

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Gladwrap

Created by: anoesis23

Pronunciation: GLAD-rap

Sentence: He gave me a gladwrapped gift, fancy wrapping with hardly anything inside.

Etymology: "glad" + "wrap", also from cling film brand "Gladwrap"

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Playgus

Created by: RLMzies

Pronunciation: Play-Gus

Sentence: I gave My 31 year old son a gift in a large box just to see what he would do and when he opened it, he threw the gift onto the ground and popped all of the bubble wrap that was inside of the package. My son is the living deffination of Playgus.

Etymology: I walked down the street and saw a kid get a gift and do this so i made up this word. HAHAHA!!! You stink like moldy socks!!!

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Wraptscallion

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: rapt/scal/yun

Sentence: Chris was such a wraptscallion that his friends gave him gifts packed with paper, string and bubble wrap.

Etymology: wrap + rapt + rapscallion (rascal, scamp)

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Bubblewrapture

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /buhb-uhl-rap-cher/

Sentence: Every year on Timmy's birthday, a large box of carefully packed presents would arrive, sent by his Uncle Donovan and Aunt Beverly, who lived on the opposite coast. And every year, after opening the box and looking over the presents, Timmy would be overcome by a case of bubblewrapture, often making a fort out of the box and fashioning weapons and armor out of the packing materials.

Etymology: bubble - a body of gas contained in a liquid or solid (from Middle Dutch, bobbel; imitative) + rapture - ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy (from Latin, raptus "a carrying off")

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oh Yessssss! - galwaywegian, 2008-04-21: 05:22:00

libertybelle ah - ya beat me to it! Well done! - libertybelle, 2008-04-21: 10:13:00

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Exteriogratituated

Created by: jetpro14

Pronunciation: Ex-teer-eo-gratit-oo-ated

Sentence: Ms. Rolly Mingwald was exteriogratituated, once again, by her nutty professor.

Etymology: Exterio = outer; Gratituated = thanked for (gratis)

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Boxnip

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: Bocks-nipp

Sentence: Like a jovial child, Roger was fully engaged in the packaging popcorn. His office became a winter wonderland of Styrofoam popcorn. The stuff was boxnip to him.

Etymology: box-as in cardboard box; catnip-drives cats nuts and is really engaging to them.

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Cellofeign

Created by: verbherder

Pronunciation: sel-uh-feyn

Sentence: As I undid the fancy gold ribbon, and carefully removed the shiny, elegantly printed paper I was thinking, "Pedro just gave me the best birthday present ever!" Inside was a dark, velvety box with a metal hinge. I opened it slowly in an effort to savor the anticipation. My excitment was quickly replaced by disappointment that morphed into anger when it became clear Pedro had given me...a wad of fresh belly button lint in cellofeign. Pedro!!!!

Etymology: cellophane (type of packaging) + feign (to represent fictitiously)

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Distwraption

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with distraction

Sentence: Granny always tried to use distwraptions at Christmas time so that the kiddies would not be disappointed with the cheap gifts her penury demanded. Fortunately they all loved to pop the bubblewrap she had scavenged during the year.

Etymology: distraction + wrap

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love the sound of this - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-21: 13:48:00

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Pacaorap

Created by: chandlerh123

Pronunciation: pac-o-rap

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-04: 00:31:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James