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'I just got off the phone with my mother!'

DEFINITION: v. To take the frustration and anger you receive from one person and redirect it towards another person, usually of lower status. n. An act of aggression directed towards an individual or object that was not the source of provocation.

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Psychoport

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/koh/port

Sentence: Joe was acutely aware not to confront Jenny for at least twenty-four hours after she had a long, involved and confrontational conversation with her mother. Joe knew that Jenny would psychoport all the negative energy from her mother to him.

Etymology: PSYCHOPORT - VERB - from PSYCHO (a neurotic person, or person afflicted with psychosis) + TRANSPORT (to carry, move, or convey from one place to another, or from from PSYCHOLOGICAL + TRANSPORT,

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very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:04:00

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Tavyto

Created by: myrose22

Pronunciation: Te vi two

Sentence: This is an animation video production company

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Boomharangue

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: BOOM-huh-rang

Sentence: Mia was feeling giddy as she walked into the apartment. She'd gotten a promotion at work, and then she spent time with her girlfriends after work to celebrate. Now she was coming home to spend the evening with her handsome, charming man Julian. But it all came to a screeching halt as she heard the announcer on the television across the room: "And the final score is Red Sox 3, Yankees 0." His precious Yankees had lost yet again. The rest of the evening would be miserable now as Julian vented his frustrations about the game by launching into an hour-long boomharangue, yelling at Mia about even the most trivial things.

Etymology: boomerang + harangue

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great word - galwaywegian, 2008-05-23: 13:21:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-05-23: 23:59:00

great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-25: 07:29:00

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Plebeianimosity

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pli-bee-an-uh-MOS-i-tee/

Sentence: Every time the Regional Vice President of Sales would visit Howard's boss, the door would close, but snippets of shouting could be overheard in the hallway; phrases like "under margin!" and "over budget!" were common ones. Then when the VP left, Mr. Cross would emerge to browbeat and threaten to fire the entire office staff. This sort of plebeianimosity would usually last a week or so before things got back to normal.

Etymology: Plebeian - a member of the common people; a member of the lower classes (From Latin plēbius "of the common people" [of ancient Rome] in distinction from the priveledged patrician class) + Animosity - a hostile feeling or act (from Latin, animosus "bold, spirited")

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...late submission from me — oh well. - Tigger, 2008-05-25: 02:55:00

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Bleedership

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: blee dur sh ipp

Sentence: Patsy shifted nervously in her seat. While waiting for her quarterly review from Ms. Badger, she had heard her superior being telephonetically eviscerated by the new VP. She waited as her superior flicked through her file with shaking hands. Suddenly, the pain left Ms. Badger's face as she smoothed out one of the pages in the file. The bleedership was about to begin.

Etymology: leadership, bleed

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fantastic sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:07:00

I love your definition. "What do you mean bleedership is bad management! It's what our company excels at!" - skeeterzirra, 2008-05-23: 20:01:00

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Impulgressiate

Created by: Christianack

Pronunciation: im-pul-GRE-see-ate

Sentence: Even though it was the head chef who accidentally dropped laundry detergent into the soup, the head chef had already escaped to Mexico by the time the master of the house found out- the master of the house had to settle for impulgressiating the rest of the chefs still in his employment.

Etymology: Impulsive + Aggression + -ate

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Divertamania

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: DIVERT-A-MANIA

Sentence: Divertamania beset her whenever she was angry, and you best find somewhere else to be.

Etymology: DIVERT-A-MANIA

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Tacktick

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: tactic

Sentence: "Don't tacktick with me young lady" warned Robyn's mother. "Just because your teacher gave you an ultimatum to complete the assignment or fail, does not mean you can nag me to plead on your behalf".

Etymology: tack (to take another tack, change direction in sailing) + tick (as in ticked off, frustrated) + tactic (strategy)

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Spangst

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spang-ksst

Sentence: After spending the whole day trapped in the cottage with her mother, Julia's spangst was almost completely overwhelming. Fortunately, her boyfriend suggested they go out for a boat ride. Unfortunately, they went up the creek and ran out of gas... Julia grabbed a big wooden paddle and her boyfriend got it in the end.

Etymology: spank + angst

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Taggression

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tag/gre/shun

Sentence: Taggression is a game best played with masochists.

Etymology: tag (you're it) + aggression

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like it! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-23: 13:22:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-22: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-03: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-23: 00:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James

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