Verboticism: Receptackle

'Have you set up the security for our new computers?'

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: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: en/rap/cher

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

Etymology: Wrap + enraptured


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


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Created by: chandlerh123

Pronunciation: pac-o-rap



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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


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

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


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boks-ih-ley-shuhn

Sentence: Mom's regrigelation was caused by her new ice box. The kid's boxelation,on the other hand, was caused by the carton it came in.

Etymology: box (a container, case, or receptacle, usually rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard) + elation (a feeling or state of great joy or pride)

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: bock-sir-re-bell-yun

Sentence: Marina's third birthday brought expensive battery powered gifts as far as the eye could see -all from her "wish list". She played with them for a cumulative total of 10 minutes then grew tired of the noise and staged her own boxer rebellion by building a princess castle out of the packaging.

Etymology: box + boxer rebellion: uprising in China at the turn of last century against foreign trade and technology


petaj Got my vote for originality - too many wrap words - of which i was guilty too - petaj, 2008-04-22: 04:13:00

metrohumanx I LOVE historical references. Good work! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:41:00


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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rap sode ee

Sentence: When Christmas morning came around, the little kids were more enamoured of the neat silver boxes that their rock computer games came in than the games themselves. It was like a Bohemium Wrapsody to see them unwrap their presents: A steel guitar, a DVD of "Wayne's World" and a CD of Queen's Greatest Hits! Instead of carols, all we heard were refrains like: "Nothing really matters, anyone can see, Nothing really matters to me"! And "Can anybody find me, someone to love..." Yes, it was a regal Christmas..."Under Pressure" and "We Are The Champions" "We Will, We Will Rock You!" "Wrapsody in Right Satin".

Etymology: rhapsody (an epic poem adapted for recitation) & wrap (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering)


Rock on, Nosila! Nice word. - Tigger, 2008-04-21: 01:26:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2008-04-21: 21:15:00

Roll over Beethoven - I'm rapped; good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-22: 07:27:00


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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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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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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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