Verboticism: Apneata

'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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Gastromnia

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Chugchow

Created by: WindingRoad

Pronunciation: [CHUHG-chou]

Sentence: Danny gave into his urge to break his diet, and left bed to go have some chugchow.

Etymology: From chug (AmerE; a large gulp/swallow) and chow (AmerE; food)

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Napsnack

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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Moonchies

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: moon/cheez

Sentence: It was just around midnight when Joe had a full attack of the moonchies, that irresistible urge to chow down and send himself to dreamland on a full stomach.

Etymology: MOONCHIES - noun - from MOON + MUNCHIES (food suitable, or meant for snacking)

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COMMENTS:

hey hey we're the Moonchies - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-11: 14:27:00

Did Queen Victoria have moonchies with Munshi? Excellent blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-11: 19:08:00

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Nightstoker

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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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Slumberpang

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: slumber-pang

Sentence: Dad says hes like Santa and needs cookies before bed on Christmas, but because he needs these holiday cookies every night of the year, we know its just slumberpangs and not yuletide magic.

Etymology: from slumber + hunger pang

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Dreambun

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dream-bun

Sentence: Guthrie always succumbed to dreambunning. It led to the collapse of his marriage due to crumbreconcilable differences in the bed room.

Etymology: cream bun (my favourite tuck shop treat when I was a kid) + dream (something one does at bedtime + something one yearns for)

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Munchevensdrome

Created by: Jaxies

Pronunciation: /munch-evens-drome/

Sentence: "After a night out on the town she was suffering from a severe case of munchevensdrome, and so headed for the nearest kebab shop."

Etymology: Munchies + evening + syndrome

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Boltdozer

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bowlt/doe/zur

Sentence: As soon as dusk fell he became a boltdozer, wolfing down any junk food in sight - he eventually married a short order chef

Etymology: bolt (to eat hurriedly) + dozer (sleeper)also refers to bulldozer

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COMMENTS:

Nice word: etymologically sound. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-11: 19:06:00

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Remedygestion

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: Rem-i-dih-jes-chuhn

Sentence: After running through the spaghetti fields with his garlic bread umbrella sheltering him from the meatball hail storm in his dream, he awoke with an urgent desire for some remedygestion.

Etymology: REM (sleep)- remedy - ingestion Hmmmm dream food, always low on calories

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COMMENTS:

Love the imagery.. - Nosila, 2011-03-01: 15:18:00

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