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'You made that without using a real turkey?'

DEFINITION: v., To leave out an important ingredient when you are sharing a favorite recipe so that no one else can make it taste as good as yours. n., A recipe that is missing one or more key ingredients.

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Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /mis-ress-uh-pren-tay-shun/

Sentence: In a blatant misreciprentation of the facts, Tommy neglected to mention the teaspoon of curry he always added for that special flavor.

Etymology: "misrepresentation" and "recipe"

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ress-uh-PAW-city

Sentence: Horace jealously guarded the recipes he'd crafted over the years and when asked for any of them he would always leave out two or three crucial ingredients, thereby creating something of a recipaucity rather than a complete recipe.

Etymology: Blend of 'recipe', and 'paucity' ( an insufficiency; dearth) A play on the word 'reciprocity' (A mutual or cooperative interchange of favors or privileges)


Like it...clever - mweinmann, 2008-11-26: 09:31:00

metrohumanx Brilliant! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 10:38:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: corr don bloooo

Sentence: His cordonblew recipe certainly blew his chances with Serena

Etymology: cordon bleu, blew it.

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dish-in-gen-u-ous

Sentence: Mrs. Spaghettini was totally dishingenuous when it came to her pizzelle recipe. She would proudly bring them to church suppers and card parties and listen to the accolades of all the church ladies. However, it was a mystery that no one could duplicate her recipe, even though she wrote it down for everyone. It wasn't until after her death that her daughter revealed the missing ingredient - homemade wine. Perhaps that's why the church suppers turned ugly when the ladies started arguing about football, religion and politics.

Etymology: dish: a particular variety or preparation of food + disingenuous: not straightforward or candid; calculating or insincere (Pizzelles - Italian anise cookies that look like little church windows and taste divine even without the wine)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: thin greed e ent

Sentence: When Maria gave in to requests for her recipes, she was always careful to thingredient them, so repro's never were as devine as her originals. This was fine until they hired a lab manager at work. Her contat fear was that he might get wise...

Etymology: Thin (having little substance or significance;lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture)& Ingredient (a component of a mixture or compound)

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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: pole - tree - guy - st

Sentence: Amanda was disappointed. It looked like she had created a poultrygeist this Thanksgiving. She couldn't understand why her roast duck, BBQ chicken and most of all, her beloved deep fried Turkey did not look or taste the way that they should. She thought this would be a true poultry smorgasbord, extravaganza....especially since she had obtained all of Aunt Martha's secret receipes.

Etymology: The word "Poultry" starts off this word. We know that poultry is not usually foul but is really "fowl". The word "Geist" is German and is difficult to translate but is often used to mean mind, spirit or ghost.


very fitting this week - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-26: 11:17:00

clever word - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 12:45:00

metrohumanx EXCELLENT word,Rombus! Nice segue from Halloween, too. got a vote from me. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:09:00

Amanda is clearly a victim of Fowl Play! Great word. - Nosila, 2008-11-26: 20:40:00

great contribution - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-27: 02:10:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: less-uh-pee

Sentence: I used my mom's lessipe for spinach and artichoke dip, but it seemed to be missing something - perhaps spinach?

Etymology: less, recipe


Then there's Mom's guessipes... add such-and-such "til it looks right". - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 05:26:00

Sounds somewhat similar to my own 'messipes'. - Mustang, 2007-11-22: 07:43:00

Funny! my vote! - remistram, 2007-11-22: 09:42:00

I cook like your Mom - drives everyone crazy but means I usually do the cooking - hmm might have scuppered myself there - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-22: 09:42:00

You and my mom ought to write a lookbook. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 10:22:00

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-22: 16:12:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Miss -ee - Mess - uh - pees

Sentence: The young maid decided to make a magic brew, a love potion number two ... to use on you! From the oysterman she took a single oyster crab, because her magic book of recipes, called for just a dab. After letting it set in chocolate sauce overknight, by morning, it was ready ... just seemed so right! But she forgot the incantation that it required, also. Without the chant ... unenchanted ... his love would never grow! So he remained maidless ... due to her missing word link! Those missedoutrecipes, are not worth a zip to drink. "Nun for me!" ... we say to those Missymessypees!

Etymology: (1) Missy - for the missing part. Messy - to describe what it makes. Pees for the last sillybull (pun intended) of recipes! (2) Miss is synonmous with maid as well ... and missy, is what men do when the maid is gone ... and messy they become, when the maid is gone! (3) Too many double (maybe triple) meanings in lots of this ... so feel free to write your own etymologies for those you see!


charming - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-26: 11:25:00

Love the poetic license! - Nosila, 2008-11-26: 20:42:00

Ha! Great one! - lumina, 2008-11-27: 01:59:00


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Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: RES i peez

Sentence: Every time I make that apricot pie, my neighbor bugs me for how it's done - I finally caved, but in the recippease I gave her, I left out the cardamon and lemon zest, which is what really makes it special.

Etymology: recipe + appease


Damn it, now you all know!!! - kabloozie, 2007-11-22: 00:54:00

Ha! And all this time I've been adding cardoon. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 06:44:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: un-ness-i-pea

Sentence: Uncle Uttering was known for giving an unnecessipe to people that asked for his recipes to assure himself that his recipes remained secret.

Etymology: Unnecessary-Not required. Recipe-is a set of instructions that describe how to prepare or make something, especially a culinary dish.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-15: 00:34:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James