Verboticism: Gizzardofnod

'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: vetmommy2

Pronunciation: sohmm-noe-fay-gee-ah

Sentence: His somnophagia was so severe, he ate through all the cereal in the pantry right before bed each night.

Etymology: Somno- GK sleep (like somnambulism-sleepwalking) Phagia- GK- eat


metrohumanx SOMNOPHAGIA is great! I didn't see your word on "today's words", but on the weekly. Great work again, vetmommy2 - metrohumanx, 2008-07-13: 21:46:00


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Created by: justj

Pronunciation: lat-uh-pa-scare

Sentence: Joe's latapascare for food at nights, is what is causing the sudden weight gain.

Etymology: lata-"late" pascare"feed"


lol, i like it - justj, 2008-07-12: 23:28:00

metrohumanx MANGA! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-13: 21:21:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in-SOM-nee-ayt

Sentence: For the fifth night in a row George's growling stomach kept he and his wife, Gladys, awake and for the fifth night in a row George raided the fridge and insomniate himelf off to dreamland.

Etymology: Blend of 'insomnia' and 'ate'.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nap snak

Sentence: When Vanessa asked Hungry Harry what he was doing bringing pizza to bed, he told her he need fatty food to sleep properly. He called it his napsnack. She thought it was more like a siesta fiesta when washed down with his usual beer, Snooze Booze.

Etymology: Nap (a period of time spent sleeping) & Snack (a light informal meal) and Wordplay on Knapsack

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: moon/cheez

Sentence: He had an attack of the full moonchies, that irresistible urge to chow down and send himself to dreamland on a full stomach.

Etymology: moon + munchies


Great word! Gets my vote. - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-26: 07:59:00

Good one. - ErWenn, 2007-03-26: 08:58:00


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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: night + nibble

Sentence: I nightnibble all the time, it's why I'm so fat.

Etymology: Um, night and nibble. Together. I know, it's not very good.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: nok - TERN - uhl - nosh

Sentence: Brent was voracious and his appetite reared it's head at the most inopportune times, especially at bed time, and he always succumbed to temptation, sometimes even at the expense of a romantic interlude with his wife, Brenda.

Etymology: Blend of 'nocturnal' (active at night) and 'nosh' (to snack or eat between meals)

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Slum-bur-snak

Sentence: Colin woke up with a sudden urge for something to eat, in fact he was so hungry he jumped out of bed and headed straight for the fridge. After a few minutes he had got through half a cooked chicken, four sausage rolls and a large slice of leftover chocolate cake. It wasn't so much a slumbersnack as a full course meal.

Etymology: Slumber(Sleep) + Snack (quantity of food eaten between meals) ORIGIN Dutch from snacken 'to bite'. = Slumbersnack


I'm a slumbersnack and I'm okay I eat all night and I work all day He's a slumbersnack and he's okay He eats all night and he works all day (couldn't resist the Monty Python reference) - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-11: 12:41:00

Was wondering if anyone out there would remember that Monty Python song. - TJayzz, 2008-07-11: 14:09:00

Great! Makes ME want a slumbersnack! - lumina, 2008-07-11: 20:39:00

I cut down trees,I wear high heels, suspenders and a bra; I wish I'd been a girlie, just like my old Papa! No, I don't remember it or the Mountie back-up singers at all... - Nosila, 2008-07-11: 22:55:00

metrohumanx Sorry- I'm deliberately wasting your time. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-13: 21:48:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nok-tur-nib-uhl

Sentence: Joan just can't understand Jerry's need to eat in bed. His nocturnibble habit may well be why she is considering separate beds in her redecorating plan.

Etymology: nocturnal (of or pertaining to the night) + nibble (small morsel or bit)

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Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: \ˈyəm-bər\

Sentence: Connie woke abruptly by the sounds of her husband Fred noshing away at 1:00am. He looked at her and grinned through bites, "Pizza!, it's what for YUMBER!"

Etymology: Combination of YUM + Slumber

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