Verboticism: Puppydogguise

Puppydogguise

Created by: mplsbohemian

Definition: n., A sulky look characterized by prolonged eye contact, which pets give their owners and/or spouses when they feel neglected. v., To stare at someone with a sad-eyed look in an effort to make them feel guilty.

Pronunciation: puhp-pee-dahg-GYZE

Sentence: Alex had yet to master the puppydogguise--his date was not about to forgive him for dumping eggplant parmigiana all over her new white dress.

Etymology: puppy-dog eyes (expression used to describe such a look) + guise (assumed appearance)

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