Verboticism: Boxerrebellion

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DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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Transmogiftfy

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: trans/mow'/gift/fie

Sentence: Calvin's ability to transmogiftfy any box or wrapping into a rocket ship dazzled his parents. It frustrated his lazy pet tiger Hobbes to no end, however.

Etymology: transmogrify - To change into a different shape or form, especially one that is fantastic or bizarre + gift

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Giftrapt

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gift rapt

Sentence: Jason was in a state of giftrapt because he was so seduced by the boxing, bubble wrap and tape, that he forgot about the contents.

Etymology: giftwrap (wrapping for a gift) & rapt (wholly absorbed)

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Wrappeal

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: rə-pēl'

Sentence: Little Marty loved the fire engine Grandpa brought him, but the wrappeal of the box and excelsior was overwhelming.

Etymology: wrap appeal

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COMMENTS:

nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-21: 16:51:00

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-22: 07:22:00

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Containerambo

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con - tane - uhr - ram - bow

Sentence: After opening all the boxes that his new computer, various toys and other gifts came in, Gilbert busied himself in fanciful games with the containers, imagining them to be everything from fighter planes, to fortresses to James Bond type vehicles.

Etymology: Blend of container and Rambo.

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COMMENTS:

good word - Nosila, 2008-04-21: 20:26:00

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Wrapsody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rap so dee

Sentence: Jill's kids, cat and hubby each felt their own wrapsody on Christmas morning. Her kids would make houses out of the boxes that their expensive toys came in; her hubby made silly hats from the ribbons and bows and her cat loved shredding the tissue and then horking it up all morning, all over the house. Wrapture, Bliss!

Etymology: Wrap (the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped) & Rhapsody (A state of elated bliss; ecstasy)

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Enwraptured

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: en/rap/cher

Sentence: Little children are enwraptured with the exterior of a present when the interior contains clothes.

Etymology: Wrap + enraptured

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COMMENTS:

And they know it before opening the box! - arrrteest, 2008-04-21: 19:00:00

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Enwraptured

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: in - rap - chur - d

Sentence: Mitsy spent an entire afternoon choosing a special gift for Elijah's birthday. Imagine her disappointment when Elijah became enwraptured with the packaging and wrapping and forgot all about the gift itself.

Etymology: enraptured (enchanted: held spellbound), wrap

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COMMENTS:

It's a wrap! - Nosila, 2009-06-04: 17:15:00

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Receptackle

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ree/sep/tak/ul

Sentence: There's nothing like a good receptackle to boost a boring gift.

Etymology: receptacle + tackle

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COMMENTS:

good take on the definition - Nosila, 2008-04-21: 20:28:00

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Packrapt

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: pack+rapt

Sentence: It would not have mattered what was in that big box, it was just packrapt to the kids.

Etymology: pack+rapt

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Exteriogratituated

Created by: jetpro14

Pronunciation: Ex-teer-eo-gratit-oo-ated

Sentence: Ms. Rolly Mingwald was exteriogratituated, once again, by her nutty professor.

Etymology: Exterio = outer; Gratituated = thanked for (gratis)

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