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DEFINITION: n. A person who, despite professional lessons and incessant practice, cannot dance without looking like a ruptured goose. v. To dance in an awkward or clumsy manner.

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Clodastaire

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KLOD-uh-stair

Sentence: Theirs was a marriage, thought Roxie, to last a lifetime. But a few seconds after they had started to dance the bridal waltz, she was beginning to have second thoughts. Despite months of professional lessons and hours of practice every evening, Bob danced like a robot in armour. It was for her a pyrrhic victory: she had won her man, but almost lost her feet in the process. He was certainly no Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly - possibly a Ned Kelly; in fact, she concluded, very quickly, that he was a clodastaire.

Etymology: CLOD & ASTAIRE a stupid and awkward person who, despite plenty of professional help and practice,and hopes one day to dance like Fred Astaire, contines to dance like a three legged giraffe. CLODHOPPERS:a clumsy oaf, large and clumsy feet.

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COMMENTS:

Top hat old boy, it's swing time! Shall we dance? - Rutilus, 2008-05-29: 15:12:00

great word and funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:19:00

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Benes

Created by: robcrow

Pronunciation: be / nes

Sentence: After thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of dance lessons, Jimmy finally surrendered to the fact he was a benes, and would never be able to dance in public without making a complete fool of himself.

Etymology: Benes - from the character Elaine Benes in the popular 1990's sitcom Seinfeld. Elaine was a terrible dancer even though she thought she was fantastic. Her dancing represented a goose or some sort of deformed or retarded animal movement. To see a clip visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xi4O1yi6b0

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Boogiewookiee

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boŏgē woŏkē

Sentence: Tremor's girlfriend is sorry she ever suggested that he take dance lessons. His new style can be best described as boogiewookiee. He now loves to get his hairy, oversized body out on the dance floor and gyrate like a bowl of Jello during an earthquake. The last time they went to a dance club, somebody called 911 thinking that his spastic twitchings were caused by an epileptic seisure.

Etymology: boogie-woogie (a dance to fast pop or rock music) + Wookiee (a hairy alien species in Star Wars)

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COMMENTS:

super - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-10: 14:01:00

Out of this world! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:44:00

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Pasdedoh

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pah de dough

Sentence: Kenny was now firmly entrenched as a wallflower once he had been identified as a pasdedoh. His reputation for j j j jivegawking, sambungling, disco-verhegoesagain and tangoling had spread even to the lowliest of barn dances in the country surrounding his home town.

Etymology: pas de deux (dance for two esp. in ballet) + doh (exclamation of dismay)

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COMMENTS:

didn't get it until I read the pronunciation - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:25:00

petaj Yes a little cryptic on first look. But someone voted for it. - petaj, 2008-05-30: 03:27:00

Entertaining. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:47:00

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Rudeoafnerdyev

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: roo/dofe/nurdy/ev

Sentence: Anna Pavlova's boyfriend thought he most graceful dancer on the floor but his bone crunching side kicks earned him the nickname rudeoafnerdyev.

Etymology: rude (clumsy) + oaf (awkward lout)+ nerdy + Rudolf Nureyev

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Coordinainted

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: co-ORD-in-aynt-ed

Sentence: Finsterwald was totally coordinainted, so much so that he gave new meaning to 'two left feet'...in fact at times he appeared to have THREE left feet and much to his consternation, he was absolutely unable to perform the footwork to any of the popular dances of the day.

Etymology: Blend of 'coordinated' (adept - skillful) and 'ain't' (alternative to 'isn't')

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Choreawkraphy

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kawr-ee-awk-ruh-fee

Sentence: I'm not sure you could say that Ronnie can't dance. He certainly has some interesting and athletic moves. It's just that his choeawkraphy and exuberance make it dangerous to be near him.

Etymology: choreography (the art of composing ballets and other dances) + awkward (lacking skill or dexterity)

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Poultrysamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pol tree sam ba

Sentence: At Gerda and Josef Gobble's wedding, Vi was a bridesmaid and was forced to dance with the best man, the obnoxious Tom, who was drunk on Grey Goose Vodka. She was mortified when he dragged her up to do the Chicken Dance and everyone in the room stopped what they were doing to take a gander at his poultrysamba style of twerpsichore. He had no trouble getting "down" but he kept honking for Vi to get him back up. That's when he start calling her his little Viagra. When the seemingly endless dance mercifully was over, Tom goosed Vi and she in turn clipped his "wings". Of course, this was caught on video and is now all over the Web!

Etymology: Poultry (Fowl) & Samba (Brazilian dance) & WordPlay on paltrey sum (a small amount)

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Jigornaught

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jig or not

Sentence: Mo thought he was one suave dancer. He thought he could dance to any kind of music. Sadly none of his partners did. He was thought of as a jigornaught. Someone who goes through dance partners like arsewipe. Besides his poor floormanship, he also was decidedly a migratory flocking fool.He put the rum in rhumba, the tan in tango, the pass in paso doble, the the swine in swing and the diss in disco! He was the belly in belly dancing, the square in square dancing and the con in the conga! Because he honked so much at dancing properly, his showmanship was fowl and when people took a gander at his awkward moves, they called him Mohatno Gander,Lord of the Glance!

Etymology: jig (dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions)& or (else)& juggernaut (a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way & naught (complete failure )

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Very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:48:00

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Honkstrot

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: honks trot

Sentence: When Xander Gander entered the local dance contest, Dancing With The Scars, he lived up to his reputation as the worst dancer in town. Jangled tangos, sad sambas, cheesy cha cha chas, jittery jitterbugs, wacko waltzes and dismal discos were all part of his dance card. What should have been a fabulous foxtrot turned into a horrible honkstrot. The judges cried fowl. Xander had to fly south to escape the dishonor he had brought on the dance academy, Poultry in Motion.

Etymology: Honks (sound a goose makes) & Trot (a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-29: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

Mustang - 2008-05-29: 18:13:00
Michael's dancing sounds just like mine. Great word!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-10: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-07-10: 09:49:00
Whatup with the \\\\\\that appears whenever I type a quote or apostrophe?

artr artr - 2009-07-13: 13:25:00
Guest artist? New style? Reminds me a bit of Shel Silverstein.