Verboticism: Snappetite

'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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Insomniate

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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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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Gizzardofnod

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gizərd əv näd

Sentence: Dorothy has a strange affliction. Her system confuses sleepiness for hunger. As soon as she starts to feel drowsy her stomach starts the **feed me** signal. More often than not she gives into the GizzardofNod. Dorothy*s puppy Toto is all too happy join in with the munchings.

Etymology: gizzard (a person\'s stomach) + of (indicating an association between two entities)+ nod (have one\'s head fall forward when drowsy or asleep) Play off of the Wizard of Oz

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COMMENTS:

We're off to see the Gizzard...you're not in KansGas anymore...good word! - Nosila, 2009-10-12: 22:18:00

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Nocturnibble

artr

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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Nocturnalnosh

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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Compiefood

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: compie food

Sentence: if there is no sex i will take compiefood

Etymology: compensation food

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Munchiephagia

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: munchiephagia

Sentence: Slurp n Burp ;) Since he behaved regularly like a victim of munchiephagia he became more and more a bad influence on my own eating-habits...

Etymology: to have the munchies + medical term adephagia = munchiephagia

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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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Snappetite

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Snapp-pee-tite

Sentence: John's snappetite used to keep him awake at night. Now he has a vending machine installed in his bedroom, to his wife's chagrin.

Etymology: Appetite, and make it snappy!

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COMMENTS:

because he's always hitting her up for change... - Alchemist, 2007-03-26: 12:45:00

clever, clever. - azazn, 2007-03-26: 17:08:00

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Sleepapnibble

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: slEEp-ap-nib-ble

Sentence: Jill suffers from sleepapnibble, a sleep eating disorder that has her feasting at all hours of the night.

Etymology: sleep apnea/nibble

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Like the connection, the idea that the hunger keeps the sufferer awake. Good stuff! - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-26: 08:01:00

If Jill stops breathing during a sleepapnibble episode it could lead to sleepapnibbledribble - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-26: 15:52:00

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