DEFINITION: v. intr. To be attracted to someone purely because of their social status, earning potential, or other professional skills. n. A person who is easily seduced by a status and professional credentials.
VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)
Pedigreedy: /-ped-i-GREE-dee-/ Victoria didn’t know anything about golf, but as soon as she found out that doctors, lawyers and other rich and powerful bigwigs were often found on the links, she borrowed a set of clubs and invested in a cute golf outfit. She was pedigreedy, and she was determined to begin her social climbing at the country club. Etymology: Pedigree – a distinguished, superior, or pure ancestry (from Anglo-French, pe de gru “foot of a crane” â€” for the resemblance to the branches of a genealogical chart) + Greedy – extremely eager or desirous (from Gothic, gredus “hunger”) Created by: Tigger.
Comments on Pedigreedy:
petaj, 2008-03-17: 03:34:00
pertinent and easy to say
libertybelle, 2008-03-17: 10:09:00
Cute! Could be a real word!
porsche, 2008-03-17: 10:20:00
There’s actually an old movie named Pedigreedy
silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 12:53:00
Truly great create!
arrrteest, 2008-03-17: 15:55:00
A natural creation!
OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:19:00
So that was Victoria’s secret! and, i suppose she hoped to score a hole-in-one. Brilliant word!
Tigger, 2008-03-17: 22:55:00
Wow, I just looked up that movie, porsche. It was actually a ‘Felix the Cat’ cartoon film from the 1920’s, a silent cartoon!
Fiscalattraction: /fiss-kull-ah-trak-shun/ The classes in whorticulture finally paid off when she met the Popeye’d face millionaire and was able to recognize the subtle signs of fiscalattraction stirring within her. Etymology: fiscal, attraction, physical attraction Created by: purpleartichokes.
Comments on Fiscalattraction:
petaj, 2008-03-17: 06:26:00
etymology – and physical attraction good one
purpleartichokes, 2008-03-17: 06:41:00
Thanks petaj. I forgot to put the physical in the etymology. I hate Mondaze.
galwaywegian, 2008-03-17: 08:00:00
bet she made his spineache
silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:22:00
Whorticulture and fiscalattractions! Outstanding Puns! Double Wonderfuls! SuperDuper Wons!
Jabberwocky, 2008-03-17: 13:49:00
nice one purple
arrrteest, 2008-03-17: 15:53:00
whorticulture! I think we should be able to vote for that one too! Two great words in one!
OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:17:00
Tigger, 2008-03-17: 23:31:00
Cashheh: /cash-hay/ Sally was strongly attracted to Stu because he had a certain cashheh. It had nothing to do with his bulging wallet. Etymology: cachet + cash + heh Created by: Jabberwocky.
Comments on Cashheh:
silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:00:00
Clever pun! Exceptional Won!
OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:36:00
Annanicoleminer: /a-nah-nik-ol-my-nah/ when my new bride requested on our wedding night that i sleep on the couch so she could snuggle up in bed with my wallet, i realised i had married an annanicoleminer Etymology: anna nicole [smith], coal miner [like a gold digger only dirtier] Created by: rikboyee.
Comments on Annanicoleminer:
purpleartichokes, 2008-03-17: 10:18:00
I like it! (workin’ in a coal mine, goin’ down, down, down…)
silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:25:00
Brust out laughing! Funtastic Won!
Jabberwocky, 2008-03-17: 13:59:00
OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:15:00
“But the music that excels Is the sound of oil wells As they slurp, slurp, slurp into the barrels” I think Anna Nicole was after the good oil. A fantastic construction.
Tigger, 2008-03-17: 22:45:00
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remistram – 2008-03-17: 09:17:00
hah, great interpretation of my def James!
silveryaspen – 2008-03-17: 13:29:00
Your definition and cartoon inspired lots of great creates, Remistram and James! As usual, I wish I had more vervotes for there are always so many great verbotes!
Verbotomy – 2008-03-17: 22:11:00
Thanks remistram and Silveryaspen. I guess I was thinking that people are attracted to status both ways — both up and down. But maybe it just matter of “professional skills”. ~ James