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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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Wraptivate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: RAP-tuh-veyt

Sentence: Wraptivated by some strange bibliomania, Bob's bookself was full of books unread, but collected solely for the beauty or bizarreness of their dust-covers*.

Etymology: Blend of WRAP as in wrapper, RAPT: carried away with the emotion, beauty etc., & CAPTIVATE: overpower with excellence etc. *DUST-COVER = Dust-jacket or Dust-wrapper.

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COMMENTS:

Hey Bob - we missed you last week - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-21: 12:12:00

Good word! - Mustang, 2008-04-21: 21:16:00

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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: 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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Boxjoy

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bäksjoi

Sentence: Joan always encouraged her children to try new things. When she brought home Chinese carryout Jill, her youngest, discovered boxjoy. Her fascination with the little wire-handled boxes far exceeded her interest for the food inside.

Etymology: box (a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid) + joy (a feeling of great pleasure and happiness) a play on bok choy.

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Cellofeign

Created by: verbherder

Pronunciation: sel-uh-feyn

Sentence: As I undid the fancy gold ribbon, and carefully removed the shiny, elegantly printed paper I was thinking, "Pedro just gave me the best birthday present ever!" Inside was a dark, velvety box with a metal hinge. I opened it slowly in an effort to savor the anticipation. My excitment was quickly replaced by disappointment that morphed into anger when it became clear Pedro had given me...a wad of fresh belly button lint in cellofeign. Pedro!!!!

Etymology: cellophane (type of packaging) + feign (to represent fictitiously)

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Bubblewrapture

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /buhb-uhl-rap-cher/

Sentence: Every year on Timmy's birthday, a large box of carefully packed presents would arrive, sent by his Uncle Donovan and Aunt Beverly, who lived on the opposite coast. And every year, after opening the box and looking over the presents, Timmy would be overcome by a case of bubblewrapture, often making a fort out of the box and fashioning weapons and armor out of the packing materials.

Etymology: bubble - a body of gas contained in a liquid or solid (from Middle Dutch, bobbel; imitative) + rapture - ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy (from Latin, raptus "a carrying off")

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oh Yessssss! - galwaywegian, 2008-04-21: 05:22:00

libertybelle ah - ya beat me to it! Well done! - libertybelle, 2008-04-21: 10:13:00

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Playgus

Created by: RLMzies

Pronunciation: Play-Gus

Sentence: I gave My 31 year old son a gift in a large box just to see what he would do and when he opened it, he threw the gift onto the ground and popped all of the bubble wrap that was inside of the package. My son is the living deffination of Playgus.

Etymology: I walked down the street and saw a kid get a gift and do this so i made up this word. HAHAHA!!! You stink like moldy socks!!!

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Inboxication

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inbäksikāshən

Sentence: Christmas morning is time of utter inboxication for Tom's cat, Mr. Fuzzy Pants. He loves nothing more than climbing in and out of the assortment of boxes and cartons while the silly humans oow and aah over the stupid stuff that they crammed into these little cubes of heaven. Then comes the unbelievable part, trash day, when that idiot Tom steals Fuzz's toys and sends them to who knows where. His only recourse is to mellow out with a major dose of catnip and try to forget.

Etymology: intoxication (to lose control of one's faculties or behavior from use of alcoholic drink or a drug) + box (a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid)

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Carboard

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärbôrd

Sentence: Joyce knew her son would not care much that she was buying a new refrigerator. What she didn't expect was that he would have a fit when she tried to dispose of the box it came in. Carboard! Carboard! he screamed. For the next couple of weeks, the carton was a race car, a taxi, a fire truck and a tank. Who knew?

Etymology: car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people) + cardboard (pasteboard or stiff paper)

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Bubblewrapsody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bub bel rap so dee

Sentence: Georgia could not wait until Tuesdays each week. That's when the UPS guy, Jeff, brought their regular shipment of office supplies. Sure, he was tall,single and handsome in his brown uniform and he looked forward to seeing her delight when he entered the building. After many weeks of this mutual admiration society, Jeff was on the verge of asking for her phone number when she spilled the beans. She was in bubblewrapsody everytime she unpacked the boxes and popped all those little bubbles. She was addicted and awaited her fix every Tuesday. Oh well, he thought to himself...it wasn't the first time a cute girl liked him just for his package!

Etymology: Bubblewrap (a sheet of plastic material covered with air-filled bubbles, used for wrapping fragile objects in order to protect them in transit) & Rhapsody (A state of elated bliss; ecstasy)

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very popopular choice - galwaywegian, 2010-06-24: 03:37:00

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