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'Hurry up we need to get in line!'

DEFINITION: v. To hurry up and wait. n. A person who compels you to prepare quickly for an activity which they know will be delayed, postponed or retarded.

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Anticiwait

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: an-tiss-uh-wayt

Sentence: Joel knew it would look ridiculous to the non-believers, but he didn't care. Tickets for the band didn't go on sale for another three days. He remembered the last time he waited for the latest video game console to come out -- he took his time and got there 36 hours before the release date and was 9th in line. He wasn't going to let that happen again. He was going to anticiwait as long as it took to be first in line.

Etymology: Anticipate + wait

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Prodcrastinator

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: prod/cras/tin/ay/tor

Sentence: Jim was a hopeless prodcrastinator. He woke his girlfriend up at 5 every morning so they would be on time for work and then thought of endless tasks to complete which made them late every day.

Etymology: prod + procrastinator

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Procrastinhaste

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pro - crass - tin - hay - st

Sentence: In Edgar's procrastinhaste, he woke up the children four hours earlier than they needed to in order to catch the limo to the airport; just to make sure everyone was ready on time. Needless to say, his family was not speaking to him as they all sat waiting and ready in the living room for three hours.....

Etymology: procrastinate (put off, delay or defer an action to a later time), haste (overly eager speed)

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COMMENTS:

You knew my Dad, he was always 4 hours early to go to the airport... - Nosila, 2009-06-05: 14:20:00

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Franticipator

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: fran - tis - uh - peyt - er

Sentence: What Frank hadn't franticipated , would be that Denise would be asking for a divorce on this their final vacation together. She was at wits' end exhausted by his never ending foreboding.

Etymology: frantic (excessively agitated; transported with rage) + anticipate (to nullify, prevent by taking countermeasures in advance)

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Fasterlag

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: fast-er-lag

Sentence: Mr. Speedy Slowpoker insisted on being a fasterlag at the airport. It was important to him that he be the first person to be waiting at the front of the line...for no good reason.

Etymology: Faster - to speed up and Lag-to slow down and lag behind.

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Queuebert

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kyoōbərt

Sentence: Albert is obsessed with being first. Whether it’s a new movie or the latest electronic gadget he just has to be at the front of the line. He’ll spend days camped out for concert tickets. His friends have taken to calling him queueBert. Perhaps this mania stems from the fact that his mother worked for the railroads and he was born in a caboose.

Etymology: queue (a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.) Bert (short for Albert) a play on Q*bert an early video game

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Worrywait

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: worry+wait

Sentence: We got in line so early, only the worrywaits were there before us.

Etymology: worry+wait

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Racenpace

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: race en pace

Sentence: Ella had been a flight attendant for a long time. Although passengers were different on each flight, they had one thing in common. Once the plane had landed and taxied up to the ramp, it was like someone fired a starter's pistol and yelled, "And, they're off!" It was the luggage derby...it was the ritual racenpace. People jumped out of their seats before advised to, grabbed all their possessions and stood in the aisles, like horses at the starting gate. Once the swoosh of cool air was felt as the door was opened, off they ran. It reminded her of harness racing, because most passengers dragged something with wheels on it behind them. They ran down the covered ramp, along very long corriders in the bowels of the airport, up escalators, down escalators, on walkalators, through doorways and then galloped to the finish line...the baggage carousel. That's when the pace part of the racenpace kicked in...they paced back and forth, got carts, changed positions at the carousel and lingered waiting for their beloved bags (mostly black, of course, and hard to identify) come tumbling out onto the roulette wheel of checked in baggage. Ella often wished she could be honest with them...running down there won't bring your bags any sooner...particularly since they probably didn't travel on the same flight as you anyway!

Etymology: race (a contest of speed, cause to move fast or to rush) & "n" (and, as well as) & pace (to walk slowly back and forth while waiting for something)

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Expectorwait

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ex pek tor wayt

Sentence: John always had to be at the airport 4 hours befoire his flight just in case. His long-suffering wife Ada knew that he was not just being careful, he was obsessed. She knew that this would add to their travel day and they could expectorwait before boarding. That's why she always brought long novels...

Etymology: Expect (wait for;probable to happen) & Expectorate(clear out) & Wait (anticipate something)

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Panicstaytions

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: panic stations

Sentence: Jerry had panicstaytioned his team to get their responses in today, even though the survey to decide on a venue for the Christmas party would not close for 6 weeks, and the party itself was still 3 months away.

Etymology: panic (characterised by hurried movements and stirred up by being rushed) + stay (stop, keep still, wait) + panic stations (British & Australian, informal) a time when you feel extremely anxious and you must act quickly because something needs to be done urgently)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-05: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James