Verboticism: Snackattack

'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: Berlioze

Pronunciation: Ch lug

Sentence: Bob suddenly began chlugging all the food in our fridge last night!

Etymology: I thought of this as a combination of "late" and "chug", which became "chlug"

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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!


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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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: 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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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


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


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hye burn eee ting

Sentence: She hated his hiberneating. He would go to sleep afterwards, but his gut would talk all night

Etymology: hibernating, eating

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Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: nokt-ank-er-ring

Sentence: The constant noctankerings and the free donuts at work were the two biggest factors in Humphrey's weight problem

Etymology: nocturnal + hankering


Sounds like the noctankering turned Humphrey into a tank. - wordmeister, 2007-03-27: 00:53:00


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Created by: mscoxie



Etymology: comes from immediately realizing that you will have to sweep the crumbs off of the bed as soon as they are done

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: i-der-dine

Sentence: The first time Mary and Moe got intimate she expected him to turn over and start snoring, not to sit up and indulge in a rather noisy spate of solo eiderdining.

Etymology: eiderdown (a heavy quilt) + dine (to make a meal)

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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


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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