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DEFINITION: v., To slowly inch your vehicle forward at a red traffic light hoping that you can make it change faster. n., A driver who allows their vehicle to creep into the middle of an intersection while waiting for a red light.

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Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Jet-a-mind-trik

Sentence: Amalia was a pro at the Jettamindtrick. She knew that, with the magical power of her car and her superior mind, she could persuade other drivers at a four-way stop that she was there first, she could merge across four lanes of traffic at rush hour and yes, she could get a leading green arrow even as the only car in the turn lane. Sadly, however, she over-reached her "powers" when she tried to silently dissuade a state trooper from giving her a speeding ticket. After seeing her make odd, painful looking facial contortions at him, the trooper not only wrote her a ticket, he had her take a road side sobriety test as well.

Etymology: Jedi mind trick from Star Wars altered to incorporate Jetta, the Volkswagen sedan.


metrohumanx Amalia should run into Heidi on a deserted back road. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 02:24:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: krēpkrēp

Sentence: The pedestrians were quite annoyed that they had to make their way around the creepcreep. Did this nitwit really think that the light was going to change any faster if he inched his way into the crosswalk? Where are the cops when you want one?

Etymology: creep (move slowly and carefully) + creep (a detestable person)

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Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: sneek-sell'-er-ate

Sentence: Congolia, desperate to meet her blind date, began to sneakcelerate when the traffic light seemed to be stuck on red.

Etymology: From "sneak" (to creep up stealthily) + part of "accelerate" (to hasten the progress of)

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Created by: CEE1ESS

Pronunciation: Lite-frog-ing

Sentence: She was always lightfrogging the red signal, trying to gain some time in the morning.

Etymology: from light and leapfrog


Very descriptive, and creative! Nice one. - Tigger, 2007-12-06: 11:48:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: aw-toe-grinch

Sentence: Pamela was convinced that she had a gift. She believed that by starting to inch her car forward just a bit at the red light, it would turn green a little more quickly. She had turned into quite an autogrinch, lately and actually hoped for red lights just to give her practice.

Etymology: "Auto" which is derived from Automotible is added to the beginning of the word "green" as in green light, followed by "inch" as to move forward slowly, a little bit at a time. As a bonus, the word "grinch" reminds us of the Grinch who stole Christmas. The grinch is a catlike creature who has on occasion, demonstrated superhuman qualities


terrific etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-30: 11:07:00

metrohumanx Nicely crafted word.Bravo! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:11:00


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Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: nee-oh-ca-lore-ho-pa-ful

Sentence: She was one of the many neocolorhopefuls at the intersection trying to change the light with merely their miner brain capacity and the movement of their car.

Etymology: neo:new + color + hopeful

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: carincher: kar-in-cher

Sentence: The karincher in front of me at the red light got clipped by a car zipping through the intersection.

Etymology: Carincher ... car for car and incher for moving forward inch by inch.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: inch/car/ih/jibble

Sentence: She was an inchcarrigible driver who couldn't resist the thrill of accelerating. Whenever possible she drove barefoot.

Etymology: inch + car + incorrigible (hopeless, incurable)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jēpərkrēpər

Sentence: Willy doesn't trust traffic lights. He is a jeepercreeper. Whenever he comes to a red light he will inch forward to get the sensor to trigger a green light. His friend G.P. once told him that many of the sensors in the road are designed for larger cars so he wants to allow a second car to get into the sensor zone to make sure that he doesn't have to sit at the light forever.

Etymology: Jeep (a small, sturdy motor vehicle with four-wheel drive, esp. one used by the military) Jeepers (exclamation used to express surprise or alarm) + creeper (one who moves slowly and carefully, esp. in order to avoid being heard or noticed)


Good one!! Maybe Willy should move up to a Heavy Chevy? - Mustang, 2008-10-30: 06:40:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-30: 11:08:00

metrohumanx Good word, Centurion. Those sensors gang aft agley. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-30: 13:46:00

nicely this one! - mweinmann, 2008-10-30: 13:59:00


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Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: zen - crow - chur

Sentence: Like a true Zencroacher, he felt the power of his mind and the gradual easing forward of his car would cause the light to change

Etymology: zen + encroach


excellent - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-06: 12:22:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger and libertybelle. Thank you Tigger and libertybelle. ~ James

Tigger - 2007-12-06: 00:32:00
Actually, libertybelle should get sole credit. I should've read through the recent definitions before submitting mine.

libertybelle libertybelle - 2007-12-06: 08:52:00
i still say great minds think alike... though some say filthy minds think alike, as well... hmmm...

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:11:00
flows smoothly ... readily understood ... nice interplay of words.

silveryaspen - 2007-12-06: 19:14:00
like the first 2 syllable rhyme ... the word rolls off the tongue. The meaning is straightforward and implicit.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-29: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by libertybelle. Thank you libertybelle. ~ James