Verboticism: Munchillies

'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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Apneata

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: ap/neet/a

Sentence: Joe's apneata was becoming so bothersome that Yvonne was considering sleeping on the sofa.

Etymology: apnea: periodic or irregular breathing pattern during sleep. apneata: periodic or irregular eating pattern during sleep. :)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-11: 14:26:00

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Beddybite

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: bed-dy-bite

Sentence: Little Joey was used to having a beddybite before he went beddybye. Unfortunately, little Joey wasn't so little anymore and his beddybite was going to give him such heartburn.

Etymology: beddybye+bite: beddybye -- a phrase used by mothers to their children at bed time + bite: a light snack or meal

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - splendiction, 2009-10-12: 22:27:00

clever word! - mweinmann, 2009-10-13: 23:34:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Starvedust

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: starv dust

Sentence: Just as Ernest was trying to drop off in bed, he craved a spread before him. Yes, he pined for pineapple; hankered for ham; ached for anchovies and craved carbohydrates. Just before starvedust, he longed for comfort on a bed of noodles. His pallet met his palate; he cradled an insane need for fast food and in his nest he craved birdsnest soup. Yes, he wanted some food in Ernest!

Etymology: starve (have a craving, appetite, or great desire for; be hungry for) & stardust (a multitude of stars, looking like dust;a dreamy,romantic,sentimental time of the evening, just before total blackness;Minute particles of matter that fall to Earth from the stars.

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COMMENTS:

The strong emotional attraction of Old English words; beautiful combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-11: 18:29:00

Cheers, you've brought a tear to my eyes, luckily not my Southern Cross-ed eyes. - Nosila, 2008-07-12: 01:39:00

metrohumanx Bueatifully lyrical! Top nosh word! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-13: 21:42:00

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Somnabulunching

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: SOMME-NAB-YOU-LUNCH-ING

Sentence: "Doc, you gotta help me!" Joe said to his psychiatrist. "I wake up and the bed is full of crumbs.I'm putting on weight and i don't remember emptying the refrigerator and cupboard." Doctor Moriarty pressed his fingertips together and, peering over the top of his glasses with a wizened gaze said: "Joe, i've seen this condition before. It's called SOMNABULUNCHING and it strikes far too many people...."

Etymology: SOMNABUlism-sleepwalking+LUNCHING-self explanatory

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I'm back,baby! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-13: 21:33:00

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Moonchies

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: moon/cheez

Sentence: He had an attack of the full moonchies, that irresistible urge to chow down and send himself to dreamland on a full stomach.

Etymology: moon + munchies

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COMMENTS:

Great word! Gets my vote. - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-26: 07:59:00

Good one. - ErWenn, 2007-03-26: 08:58:00

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Eveyenning

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: eev/yen/ing

Sentence: Eveyenning is a food craving that only occurs after dusk.

Etymology: evening + yen (desire or craving)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Didn't Eve Yenning own that diner on Route 46? - metrohumanx, 2008-07-13: 21:37:00

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Somnophagia

Created by: vetmommy2

Pronunciation: sohmm-noe-fay-gee-ah

Sentence: His somnophagia was so severe, he ate through all the cereal in the pantry right before bed each night.

Etymology: Somno- GK sleep (like somnambulism-sleepwalking) Phagia- GK- eat

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SOMNOPHAGIA is great! I didn't see your word on "today's words", but on the weekly. Great work again, vetmommy2 - metrohumanx, 2008-07-13: 21:46:00

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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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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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