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'You're perfect, but you just don't listen!'

DEFINITION: v. To be offered regular encouragement, unwavering support and subtle but unrelenting criticism based on the worry that you may not be realizing your "full potential". n. The helpful but sometimes annoying advice given by a mother to a child.

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Mentormenting

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men tor men ting

Sentence: Since he was small, Joey's Mama was on his case to do better and make her proud. Although she always gave him a kiss after, she used the mentormenting style of coaching for her baby boy. When he got 98% on his tests, she'd say things like "That's great, but why didn't you get 100%?" Despite her he went into politics and eventually was voted Vice President, an awesome accomplishment. But of course, although proud of him, she still wants to know why he didn't make it to President!

Etymology: Mentor (a wise and trusted guide and advisor) & Tormenting (extreme mental distress;the act of harassing someone;torment emotionally or mentally)

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Matrichide

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: māt'rĭ-chīd'

Sentence: "...and if you had only taken my advice and gone to law school," Myrtle continued to matrichide, "you could afford a decent suit and you wouldn't have to wear that awful green jacket."

Etymology: 'matri,' < L, comb. form of māter: mother; 'chide,'to express disapproval of; scold; reproach, Origin: bef. 1000; ME chiden, OE cīdan; matricide, the act of killing one's mother, from Fr. matricide, from L. matricida "mother-killer," and matricidium "mother-killing," from mater "mother" + -cida "killer," and -cidium "a killing," from cadere "to slay"

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-09: 14:15:00

excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-11: 18:35:00

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Admomish

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad mom ish

Sentence: Mamma Mia, there you go again my, my, I know you can't resist it. Mamma Mia, does it show again my, my just how much you admomish me? Yes, you've been brokenhearted, blue since the day I started. Why why, will you never let me go? Mamma Mia, even if I say bye, bye, leave me alone now and forever. Mamma Mia,it's a game we play,bye, bye, doesn't mean I'm clever. Just one look and I can see my many slips. You're a travel agent for all my guilt trips. Whoa oa... Mamma Mia..... Happy Mother's Day!

Etymology: Admonish (a firm rebuke or an act or expression of criticism and censure) & Mom (Mamma Mia, Mutter,Mere,Mama,Madre, Mater,Mommy Dearest, Mammy,Mumsy,Mummy,Ma, Mother: a woman who has a child)

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way too much time on your hands! I'll nevr be able to hear the original again without thinking of the travel agent for guilt trips. well done again! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-09: 07:14:00

2 much time?: Let's see ft job; plus own a business;have kids & pets;look glamourous 24-7 and have the computer from midnight to 1:00 am: priceless! Cheers, love ABBA and love from Mothers everywhere! - Nosila, 2008-05-10: 00:27:00

Made me think of my mom...and I smiled. - Mustang, 2008-05-10: 02:44:00

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Mumtor

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mum/tor

Sentence: Jim's mother took it upon herself to mumtor him in all aspects of his life.

Etymology: mum + mentor

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Mombeseech

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MOM-bi-seech

Sentence: What Penelope intended as gentle motherly advice for her son, Larry, came out as shrieking mombeseech, small compliments followed by harsh and almost demanding insistence on following certain life choices that she thought best for him.

Etymology: Blend of 'mom' and 'beseech' (to implore urgently)

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Admomition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad mom ish un

Sentence: George's mother was a constant source of admomition to him. Her pep talks were of a conflicting support by nature. Her "I love you cause you are smart, even if you are a loser" can be confusing to a developing child. No wonder George still lived at home, let her pick out his clothes and was still in grade 10 at age 24!

Etymology: Admonition ( cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger);a firm rebuke & Mom (female parent)

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Suppoker

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: sup - pok - ur

Sentence: Nathan felt blessed. His mom was his biggest suppoker..... She offered him encouragement, along with regular prodding and poking.

Etymology: supporter, poke (prod or jab)

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COMMENTS:

love it! - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:38:00

Must be where they get prod-igal sons from? - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:27:00

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Overprodtective

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: oh/vur/prod/tek/tiv

Sentence: Sam's mother was so overprodtective that he had a permanent dent in his back.

Etymology: overprotective + prod

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Good one! - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:28:00

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Mumtor

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mum/tor

Sentence: Jim's mother took it upon herself to mumtor him in all aspects of his life.

Etymology: mum + mentor

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Mompliment

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /MOM-pluh-ment/

Sentence: Keith's mother would praise him whenever he came to visit, but she would always follow up with a mompliment, expressing mild disappointment that he hadn't done better. Keith was a successful pharmacist — he even owned his pharmacy — but after saying how proud she was of him, she'd finish with something like, "...but you could've been a real doctor, just like Pearl's son, Mark. Did you hear, he just bought one of those fancy new cars that talks to you?"

Etymology: Mom - short for momma (from Greek, mámmé "breast") + Compliment - an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration (from Italian, complimento "expression of respect and civility")

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-10: 02:42:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by my mother. And of course, I always follow her advice! Happy Mother's Day! ~ James

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