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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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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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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: hi/per/sha

Sentence: While travelling on their honeymoon, newlyweds Guy and Gail O'Leo had unfortunate encounters with Newton's lesser-known "Scofflaws" of Motion: Scofflaw #1(Rule of Hypertia) - An object in motion tends to remain in motion, and an object at rest is usually at the wrong departure point (thus rapidly substituting the state of "hyper" for the state of "inertia"). Scofflaw #2 - The velocity (V) of any person in motion is directly proportional to the traveller's distance (D) from his or her departure point; but inversely proportional to the amount of luggage (L) he or she is toting, and the amount of time (T) he or she has before departing.

Etymology: hyper + inertia


I absolutely love this one! Classic! - pieceof314, 2008-04-22: 09:16:00

Excellent word! - ErWenn, 2008-04-22: 09:49:00

You could probably sell tee-shirts at the airport with these 'laws' on them, although the people most apt to buy them would be running to their gates and ticket counters. Very amusing. - Tigger, 2008-04-22: 23:20:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: HASE - uhn - wate - er

Sentence: Armando is an ardent and incurable hastenwaiter; he'll purposely prepare for meetings, trips or even visits hours in advance knowing he and his wife Matilda will sit around needlessly awaiting the appointed hour.

Etymology: Blend of hasten and wait.

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rush-stop

Sentence: Max and June sat at the rushstop for a half hour while the driver finished his coffee and donuts. When the bus finally did show up they discovered that they left in such a hurry they forgot to pack their tickets.

Etymology: (play on bus-stop)

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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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Created by: chandlerh123

Pronunciation: er-lee-i-ser-tist

Sentence: "There's plenty of time stop being such an earlisertist!"


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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ek-SPEE-dee-angkst/

Sentence: Judith liked to be 'fashionably late' for most events, but her father, a retired military officer, was habitually early for everything — he had expediangst. So when she went to meet her parents for dinner, arriving fifteen minutes late, and saw that her father had already ordered and was almost finished with his meal, Judith knew she'd be hearing about her laziness for the rest of the evening. Her mother, at least, was still lingering over her salad, trying, in her own quiet way, to alleviate the coming conflict.

Etymology: Expediate - to hasten or speed up the progress of (from Latin, expedītus "set the feet free"); and Expedia (travel website) + Angst - a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish (from Old High German, angust; from the root of "anger")


good word, Tigger - Nosila, 2008-04-22: 08:39:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 12:28:00

Great word and sentence true of ex-military friends: even a game of golf is a forced march. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-23: 05:44:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: slow/faster

Sentence: A slowfaster is a pest who slows down proceedings by trying to speed them up.

Etymology: go faster + slow


cute - Nosila, 2008-04-22: 17:26:00


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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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Created by: RLMzies

Pronunciation: Leaug-ual-lis-tic

Sentence: Mr. Barnes is a very leagalistic man. He made sure i packed my bags about 2 1/2 hours before it was time to leave to the airport. When i packed my bags, we left, 1 hour and 15 minuets early and waiting on the plane for 45 minuets. This is one very leagalistic man.

Etymology: This word came from the lanuage latin in the 1800's when the king of the time was always very early for events and since he was the kind and took care or leagal issues, they created this word to define the personatly of the king.


I love this word. - Bubbles, 2010-06-27: 22:38:00


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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