Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.

DEFINITION: n., A wear mark, or shiny spot, which appears on a heavily used computer touch-pad, mouse or keyboard. v. tr., To wear down or erode through repetitive clicking, tapping or poking.

Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Keyrode: /key rode/ When I looked down to hunt and peck my name into the system, I couldn’t tell what I was doing because the letters had been keyroded away. -or- It was obvious the computer had seen heavy use because half of the keyboard and both mouse buttons suffered heavy keyrosion. Etymology: key (from keyboard keys) + rode (from corrode (to wear away through contact over time with chemicals, oils, etc…in the case of keyrosion the oils and ridges of our skin working together to keyrode the plastic finish. Created by: Buzzardbilly.

Comments on Keyrode:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:39:00
Great word: great debut!

Padtina: /pad-teena/ What a lovely padtina you have on your desk remarked a colleague. Etymology: pad + patina Created by: porsche.

Comments on Padtina:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:45:00
Great word!

Keypetitive: /kee-pet-i-tiv/ Because she didn’t own a joystick, the letters ‘s’ and ‘l’ disappeared from her keyboard by the constant keypetitive clicking required by the computer game. Etymology: key + repetitive Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Keypetitive:

patrick12345, 2007-11-20: 15:37:00

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:38:00
Very good word!

Mouseketear: /mouse-keh-tare/ Sally was so busy scrolling through ebay that she didn’t notice that the mousekewear had swiftly become a mouseketear. Etymology: mouse + tear (rip) + mouseketeer Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Mouseketear:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:41:00
Very clever! Perhaps you need a cybercat!

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2007-11-20: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James