Verboticism: Celeffigy

'What's wrong with your husband's voice?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who adopts the stylings, mannerisms and even of the personality of their favorite rock, movie or television star. v. To derive your identity from someone else, especially a famous person.

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Mockstar

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mok + st + r

Sentence: Jeffrey grew up dreaming that he would become famous singing the songs that he wrote, travelling the world with screaming fans following him. Instead, he became a mockstar, singing songs written by others in their voices with only about 15 fans following him.

Etymology: mock, rock, star

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COMMENTS:

like it - galwaywegian, 2009-05-06: 09:39:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:25:00

Simple, succint, efficient. - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 19:05:00

good word! - splendiction, 2009-05-06: 23:05:00

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Geltmaniac

Created by: merfinity

Pronunciation: Gelt me niac

Sentence: If Oscar Wilde were to be alive today, this is how he would have used the word probably... "Geltmaniacs are a delight to come across, they bring along everything worthy of imitation without having the whims and fancies of a star"

Etymology: Gelt- (Geltung German ) the desire to be important, famous etc. maniac (maniakos Greek, maniacus Latin) a person who has a great craving or enthusiasm for something

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Imperformerate

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: im per FORM er ate

Sentence: Bob first began imperformerating while showering; but then his imperformances became less private - like when he did the dishes. The imperformances had many imperfections and embarrassed his family. Nevertheless, Bob loyally took on more and more of his favourite star’s qualities.

Etymology: From impersonate and performer.

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Celeffigy

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Sell-effigy

Sentence: Michaela couldn't help herself, her identimitation was complete and when she stepped out she was a fabulous and flirtatious Marylin staricature, all blonde curls and buxom bosom. Her idolity extended to feigning an isolating fame but her reputation was cast as the most extravagant and talented celeffigy in town.

Etymology: Celebrity - a person known throughout the world for something other than their talent; Effigy - copy or representation, usually of a famous, infamous or otherwise "known" personage.

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COMMENTS:

With identimitation as Identity and Imitation and reminiscent of identification as why people admire their idols. Staricature - Star and caricature, obvious really, and idolity as Idol and Identity blended because that's what she does.. - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 03:17:00

Iconic :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 03:23:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:23:00

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Autocroon

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: Auto-crewn

Sentence: Johnny couldn't resist breaking into falsetto every time the Bee-Gees came over the airwaves. Janice just laughed, "Here we go again with the autocroon!" Although Johnny could really stand to prop up his vocals with some Auto-Tune.

Etymology: Auto-Tune + Croon

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Micarious

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: mike airy us

Sentence: "When the Jester sang for the King and Queen in a coat he borrowed from James Dean" he was probably not being micarious, but my attempts to channel Don certainly are. Alas, they're almost bad enough to deserve an (American) Pie in my face...

Etymology: Mic(rophone): used to amplify the voices of performers, both good and bad. Vicarious: To take the place of or imitate another, to feel what's it's like to be them.

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Dressing up for the part made him microbial as well? - Mustang, 2009-05-06: 06:33:00

:-) I just love all the Dylan references in American Pie ... - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 23:08:00

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Imparisonator

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: imparisənātər

Sentence: Betty lives her life as an imparisonator. She thinks she looks (and acts) just like Paris Hilton. The fact that she is 5ft-3 and 200 pounds make the parody hard to believe. The fact that she has little talent, has spent time in jail and can't sing very well does makes it easier. Her friends are concerned for the safety of pet Labrador when she dresses it up and tries to carry it around in her purse.

Etymology: impersonator (pretend to be (another person) as entertainment or in order to deceive someone) + Paris (Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, celebutante, heiress, model, media personality, singer and actress.)

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Transglamorphrenia

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: trans-glam-ur-frehn-ee-uh

Sentence: His transglamorphrenia made him think he was deceiving others into believing he was Diana Ross. He pulled it off fairly well considering he weighed three hundred pounds and lived in a homeless shelter for men.

Etymology: trans (change, transfer, as in transvestite) + glamor (an air of compelling charm, romance, and excitement) + phrenia (mental disorder, as in schizophrenia)

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COMMENTS:

funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:25:00

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Elvisator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: el-vus-AY-ter

Sentence: Rancid is a rabid fan of Elvis and often launches into his elvisator persona wherein he loses himself.

Etymology: Use of the name of Elvis + suffix 'ator'....one who acts.

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Yellebrity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: yell eb ritee

Sentence: The smell of dishwashing liquid turned meek Ian into a yellebrity. Tonight he was Swab Dylan singing Like A Rollin Pin and Mr Tambourine Pan.

Etymology: Yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition) & Celebrity (the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed)

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well done! - splendiction, 2009-05-06: 23:05:00

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