Verboticism: Somnophagia

'What are you doing?'

DEFINITION: n. A sudden, uncontrollable desire to eat something fast, usually occurs at bedtime. v. To eat food while lying in bed.

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: nye/t/stoker

Sentence: He kept it hidden by day but he became the nightstoker at bedtime.

Etymology: night stalker + stoke (feed)


Maybe that's really blood on the pizza and he becomes a Bramnightstoker - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-26: 12:28:00


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Created by: reverb

Pronunciation: snaw-gle

Sentence: Hillary liked Bobby. And she didn't mind sleeping with him except for the fact that he was an habitual snoggler, who'd consume two boxes of cookies, diet coke and small chicken every night while he was sleeping. She didn't mind the crumbs, but she couldn't stand the constant slurping! So she game him an ultimatum. He said he couldn't sleep on an empty stomach. She told him that he would have to sleep in an empty bed.

Etymology: snore + snogger + hog

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Created by: sunny09

Pronunciation: slunch-eeze

Sentence: the only problem with slunchies is falling asleep with food in your mouth

Etymology: slumber, munchies.

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Created by: nostalgia75

Pronunciation: skahrf-uh-lep-see

Sentence: Jane could no longer stand it. Bob's receding hairline had already strained their marriage, but his scafolepsy was straining her patience past the breaking point; if he ate one more slice of pizza in bed she was going to kill him.

Etymology: scarf: to eat, esp. voraciously + narcolepsy: a condition characterized by frequent and uncontrollable periods of deep sleep.


hooterbug Good word and funny! - hooterbug, 2008-07-11: 10:46:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-11: 14:28:00

Scarf out! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-11: 19:10:00

Scarf out! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-11: 19:10:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: eev/yen/ing

Sentence: Eveyenning is a food craving that only occurs after dusk.

Etymology: evening + yen (desire or craving)


metrohumanx Didn't Eve Yenning own that diner on Route 46? - metrohumanx, 2008-07-13: 21:37:00


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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: nap-ah-tight

Sentence: everytime his head hit the pillow his nappetite would kick in

Etymology: nap, appetite


Perfect! - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-26: 06:38:00

I'da said it myself if I'd gotten here sooner - as it stands I've got to give you my vote. Nice one! - catgrin, 2007-03-26: 07:05:00

I did not see this when I posted my word... - Discoveria, 2007-03-26: 12:15:00

proper attire? nappetiteywhiteys! - Alchemist, 2007-03-26: 12:47:00


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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: grub-struk

Sentence: At two in the morning Doug was suddenly grubstruck and had to hurry off to the fridge to fix himself a teetering dagwood.

Etymology: "grub", as in food; "struck" as in a blow

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌɡæsˈtɹɑmniə/

Sentence: The five pounds I put back on is probably due to some combination of gastromnia and the fact that I've recently learned how to bake.

Etymology: From gastro- and insomnia


One letter away from gastromania...hmmm... - Discoveria, 2007-03-26: 12:12:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gizərd əv näd

Sentence: Dorothy has a strange affliction. Her system confuses sleepiness for hunger. As soon as she starts to feel drowsy her stomach starts the **feed me** signal. More often than not she gives into the GizzardofNod. Dorothy*s puppy Toto is all too happy join in with the munchings.

Etymology: gizzard (a person\'s stomach) + of (indicating an association between two entities)+ nod (have one\'s head fall forward when drowsy or asleep) Play off of the Wizard of Oz


We're off to see the're not in KansGas anymore...good word! - Nosila, 2009-10-12: 22:18:00


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