Verboticism: Misundergifthood

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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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rap-eh-THET-ik

Sentence: When it came to gift giving, Melody was wrapathetic, putting far more interest and enthusiasm in picking the wrapping than in picking the actual gift itself.

Etymology: Blend of 'wrap' and 'apathetic' ( having little or no interest or concern : indifferent)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con-TAYN-ehr-anjr

Sentence: After opening all the boxes that his toys and other gifts came in, little Jimmy ignored the toys and gifts and busied himself in flights of fancy with the containers, imagining them to be fighter planes, race cars, spy vehicles and fortified castles.

Etymology: blend of container and ranger


Sounds like Christmas at our house every year...when will I learn just to give them boxes... - Nosila, 2009-06-04: 17:16:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ree/sep/tak/ul

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

Etymology: receptacle + tackle


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


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Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: rapt-uh-ten-shun

Sentence: Sven wasn't sure if he was standing there in quiet amazement, frustration, or amusement, looking at his nephew shaking the wrapping paper in the air. "It's so cool, Uncle Sven, the way it reflects the light!" The box containing the remote controlled car that he bought after careful planning and consideration sat there on the floor, almost an unnoticed afterthought. His nephew's wraptattention to the mylar wrapping paper seemed much more interesting.

Etymology: wrapped + attention

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: karr tohnn ik

Sentence: The new computer was discarded, the box proved the perfect cartonic, lifting his mood as he peeped out through the hand-holes in the side. It brought him back to his youth and the joy of seeing the Gateway boxes out grazing on the pastures.

Etymology: carton, tonic.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: rapt/scal/yun

Sentence: Chris was such a wraptscallion that his friends gave him gifts packed with paper, string and bubble wrap.

Etymology: wrap + rapt + rapscallion (rascal, scamp)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rap so dee lish us

Sentence: When Todd saw his birthday gift, he was ecstatic! His friends had managed to pull off the best 40th Birthday gift for him...after months of hinting and cajoling, he knew they would not let him down. There she was, the lovely Violetta who had arrived at the office in a diaphanous sheer gauzy gown, nothing left to the imagination. She looked like an embodiment of Venus, the Goddess of Love and the other guys in his office swooned. "Where are they, My Pretty?" intoned Todd, and he knew she could keep nothing from him. Sure enough,when he came near her pulsating womanhood, she used her hands to give him the best gift of all...that's right, 2 tickets to the Super Bowl!

Etymology: Wrap (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering) & Soda (sweet drink, with carbonated water & flavouring) & Delicious (greatly pleasing or entertaining)& Rhapsody (an epic poem adapted for recitation; heavenly delight)

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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 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)


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


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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: Bocks-nipp

Sentence: Like a jovial child, Roger was fully engaged in the packaging popcorn. His office became a winter wonderland of Styrofoam popcorn. The stuff was boxnip to him.

Etymology: box-as in cardboard box; catnip-drives cats nuts and is really engaging to them.

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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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