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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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Wrapsody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rap sode ee

Sentence: When Christmas morning came around, the little kids were more enamoured of the neat silver boxes that their rock computer games came in than the games themselves. It was like a Bohemium Wrapsody to see them unwrap their presents: A steel guitar, a DVD of "Wayne's World" and a CD of Queen's Greatest Hits! Instead of carols, all we heard were refrains like: "Nothing really matters, anyone can see, Nothing really matters to me"! And "Can anybody find me, someone to love..." Yes, it was a regal Christmas..."Under Pressure" and "We Are The Champions" "We Will, We Will Rock You!" "Wrapsody in Right Satin".

Etymology: rhapsody (an epic poem adapted for recitation) & wrap (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering)

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COMMENTS:

Rock on, Nosila! Nice word. - Tigger, 2008-04-21: 01:26:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2008-04-21: 21:15:00

Roll over Beethoven - I'm rapped; good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-22: 07:27:00

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Boxicologist

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bock-see-kol-ee-jist

Sentence: If only Abbie's parents had realised she was a budding boxicoligist, they would not have botherered with the present, The empty box would have been just the thing to give her for her 3rd birthday,and save them a lot of expense!!

Etymology: Boxicologist- someone who is very interested in boxes and/or specialises in packaging.

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Boxerrebellion

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: bock-sir-re-bell-yun

Sentence: Marina's third birthday brought expensive battery powered gifts as far as the eye could see -all from her "wish list". She played with them for a cumulative total of 10 minutes then grew tired of the noise and staged her own boxer rebellion by building a princess castle out of the packaging.

Etymology: box + boxer rebellion: uprising in China at the turn of last century against foreign trade and technology

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COMMENTS:

petaj Got my vote for originality - too many wrap words - of which i was guilty too - petaj, 2008-04-22: 04:13:00

metrohumanx I LOVE historical references. Good work! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:41:00

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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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Misundergifthood

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: mis'un - der - gift - hood

Sentence: I always try to leave the recipient of my inexpensive present in a state of misundergifthood with deceptive elegant wrapping.

Etymology: misunderstood + gift

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Receptackle

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ree/sep/tak/ul

Sentence: There's nothing like a good receptackle to boost a boring gift.

Etymology: receptacle + tackle

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COMMENTS:

good take on the definition - Nosila, 2008-04-21: 20:28:00

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Packa-ching!

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: pak-ka-ching!

Sentence: the new bike went unnoticed as Toby was too enamored with the packa-ching.

Etymology: packaging, ka-ching!

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COMMENTS:

Cute word! - Nosila, 2009-06-04: 17:18:00

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Transmogiftfy

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: trans/mow'/gift/fie

Sentence: Calvin's ability to transmogiftfy any box or wrapping into a rocket ship dazzled his parents. It frustrated his lazy pet tiger Hobbes to no end, however.

Etymology: transmogrify - To change into a different shape or form, especially one that is fantastic or bizarre + gift

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Comments:

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