Verboticism: Tizzleaboutomy

'I wish this dress didn't make me look so fat...'

DEFINITION: v. To seek compliments and/or support by insulting oneself or by complaining about the difficulty of one's life. n. A person who uses self-deprecation as flattery bait.

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Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: tizzle about a me

Sentence: Despite being a rather fetching looking girl, Jemima's self esteem was always a little on the low side. When a conversation turned to negative things, she always found a way to make a self deprecating remark. In the presence of opportunistic young lads she usually got what she wanted, and offers of more to boot! Unfortunately though Jemima's friends were flattered out sick of it; they wanted to give her a Tizzleaboutomy.

Etymology: Tizzle: silly lie or other hogwash. Aboutomy: as in 'abouta me' - tis all abouta me!

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dochanne - 2008-12-11: 03:05:00
And she clearly needs a tizz-lobotomy! :)