Verboticism: Impingehersnap

'Omigod! She's goosing me!'

DEFINITION: v. To gasp and go rigid with shock when someone unexpectedly hugs you. n. The gasping sound, and associated rigid body reaction, which a person who is "not comfortable with physical intimacy", emits when they are unexpectedly hugged.

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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: imp - hing - hur - snap

Sentence: Gloria moved slowly and roundly. She was a force to be reckoned with and especially did not like to be touched or hugged. If someone approached her too quickly and with wide arms, it might cause an impingehersnap.....and Gloria would tense up, snapping her legs and spine into a defensive position....somewhat like a crisp, round cookie!

Etymology: impinge - (encroach, interfere or contact) her, snap (break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension) gingersnap (a crisp, round cookie)

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Comments: Impingehersnap

metrohumanx - 2009-04-07: 01:14:00
...and somewhat like a timber rattlesnake?

metrohumanx - 2009-04-08: 02:43:00
I like this word more each time i see it!