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'I can't believe you left me here all day. Alone!'

DEFINITION: n., A sulky look characterized by prolonged eye contact, which pets give their owners and/or spouses when they feel neglected. v., To stare at someone with a sad-eyed look in an effort to make them feel guilty.

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Glaredycat

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Gl-air-dee-cat

Sentence: When her owner Tom came home from work, Pusskins would often sit there putting on her best glaredycat expression waiting for him to feel so guilty that he would have to open a fresh tin of salmon for her tea, just to ease his conscience for having to leave her alone for so long.

Etymology: Glare(to stare intensively) + Cat(a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur) = Glaredycat

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-18: 11:21:00

Me likey...and me votey. :) - lumina, 2008-09-19: 06:23:00

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Opthalmologuilt

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: op-thal-moll-o-guilt

Sentence: Almost immediately as I saw the look of opthalmologuilt from her, I realized that I had forgotten her birthday.

Etymology: opthalmology (science of the eye) / guilt (guilty)

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Gilltrip

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gil trip

Sentence: When Daisy gets home from work each night, her goldfish, Smelt Gibson, always gives her the gilltrip look. You know, that pethetic longing to make her feel bad about him being alone so much. If he could, he'd show her that warning from the Sturgeon General that warns that neglected pet fish can become hard of herring...

Etymology: Gill (respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water) & Guilt Trip (remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence)

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DrWebsterIII on the nose!!! - DrWebsterIII, 2012-11-22: 01:54:00

DrWebsterIII and those fish-tales from the ocean !!:) - DrWebsterIII, 2012-11-22: 01:56:00

Dear DrWebsterIII: I do it just for the halibut...otherwise what's the porpoise? P.S. Love your comments to all...very supportive and if I may be koi, you are a kindly sole... - Nosila, 2012-11-22: 22:16:00

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Peekablue

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: peek/a/blue

Sentence: Apache, Laura's dog, after being sad and lonely all day would whine and play peekablue with her when she got home from work.

Etymology: PEEKABLUE - noun - from PEEK (a quick, or furtive look, or glance; peep) + BLUE (dejected, depressed, despondent, down-hearted, downcast, glum, melancholy)

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Peekablue

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: peek/a/blue

Sentence: Apache, Laura's dog, would whine and play peekablue with her because she didn't pay attention to him all day.

Etymology: peekaboo + blue (dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, down-hearted, downcast, glum, melancholy)

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Pitipout

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: piti-pout

Sentence: With his pitipout, Pooki, my pitiful Pomeranian, left me no choice but to quit my job and stay home to keep him company.

Etymology: pity (a feeling of empathy for another) + pout (a droopy facial expression of dismay or disappointment)

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Mopang

Created by: eileen22

Pronunciation: mow-pang

Sentence: The cat mopanged me on my way out the door this morning.

Etymology: mope (to sulk) pang (it pulled my heartstrings)

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Petantic

Created by: gobidesert

Pronunciation: pet-an-tic

Sentence: The cat has been petantic all morning -- perhaps we should take it for a walk?

Etymology: Variation on pedantic.

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Critiseyes

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cri/ti/size

Sentence: Each day when she left for work her cat would critiseyes her from the tiny opening in the living room shutters.

Etymology: criticize + eyes + critter

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 should this perhaps be spelled critterseyes? - MrDave2176, 2007-10-22: 17:16:00

good one MrDave - that would have been better - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-23: 05:56:00

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Begazing

Created by: chippy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Rascal was begazing me because he wanted a treat.

Etymology: Beseeching, beguiling, gaze

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-22: 10:34:00
Came up with this one thanks to my sucky-baby cat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 11:32:00
Your pet inspiration! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-10-22: 19:09:00
Petspiration? Nah, sounds a little too much like dog sweat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-23: 03:03:00
Pet sweat? That smells like a good idea for a definition. I will put it on the list. Thanks ErWenn! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-17: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2011-07-06: 04:33:00
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