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DEFINITION: n., An animal, usually a much loved pet, whose dead and departed owner has bequeathed a huge sum of money solely for its comfort and care. v. To leave part or all of an estate to a pet animal.

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Created by: SunnyScribe



Etymology: animal + bequest

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: bee - skweek

Sentence: Elvira loved her pet mice; so much so that she made a huge besqueak to them in her will. She provided $1,000,000 for the purpose of supporting her three blind mice and another $250,000 each for the ones who could see.

Etymology: bequeath,bequest, squeak

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Created by: FreeToys

Pronunciation: pet - bak

Sentence: As Tori blended the aged beef for Fluffy's brunch, she desperately wished she had treated her Father nicer and not driven him to punish her with this Petback.

Etymology: pet / payback

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pett-herr-it

Sentence: Bartholomew, the pot-bellied pig who was the sole petherit of her grandfather's fortune sure tasted great after he roasted for 3 hours on the rotisserie.

Etymology: pet + inherit


I suppose first came the pig and toast, then the pig out! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-22: 07:01:00


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Created by: lynne61

Pronunciation: in-hair-i-tor

Sentence: When Fluffy was named the inhairitor of Grandpappy's estate, the family swore to fight the inhairitance of beaucoup bucks!

Etymology: inheritance + hair (hairy critter)

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Created by: LadyFox




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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ben uh FISH ee ayr ee

Sentence: Goldie the goldfish's faithful owner left Goldie his entire (very sizeable) estate, so that she "could continue to live in the manner to which she was accustomed." After Goldie's death, the remainder would go to the owner's favorite charity, Fishies First. The angry relatives, all of whom were cut out of the will, just found it pretty fishy.

Etymology: beneficiary + fish + fishy


Holy Mackerel, what a great word. I'm telling you this just for the halibut! - Nosila, 2010-01-20: 19:20:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: just like beneficiary

Sentence: There was an enormous aquarium smack-bang in the middle of the manor's ballroom. It was a benefishery of the old CODger's estate. He left the manor to his great-nephew providing that he kept the fish in the manner to which they were accustomed. Instead of gravel, the bottom was covered with a layer of glittering gemstones. The fish had their own chef, and fresh water was shipped from Lake Malawi every month to make them feel at home.

Etymology: beneficiary + fish + fishery


Very clever. Hope the great-nephew doesn't become part of the codfish aristocracy! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-22: 07:25:00

petaj No but he had plans to become a Codfather. - petaj, 2007-09-26: 04:42:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in fer ret ans

Sentence: When Old MacDonald bought the farm, he left a sizeable inferretance to keep all the animals on his farm in style. Talk about putting the FUN in funeral! His daughter,Petula, was fur-ious. The Pet Heirs flew when she found out at the reading of the will. Instead of her getting all his loot, Eddy the Fox Terrier would become an Heirrier. It was fowl play that the hens and turkeys and geese got more than a poultry sum. Garret the Ferret would ferret away his inferretance and Hammy the Hamster could now afford to move to the Hamptons. Billy the Goat was now Will Off and could afford a Nanny. Ferdinand had now become more valuabull and married Bessie,the cash cow. Arnold the Pig could now invest in hog futures and Mr. Ed, the Clydesdale could now afford to play the horses, as long as he was carefoal. Cyril the cat was feline rich and people flocked to meet Dolly, the Dollar Llama. Petula further fumed when she heard the minister say, ewe guessed it, that The Sheep will inherit the worth. Talk about being fleeced...

Etymology: Inheritance (that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner) & Ferret (a rodent pet;domesticated European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits)


Great word. LOVED the "sentence." ha - lumina, 2008-08-22: 03:50:00

well done!I was toying with a ferret for a while this morning. (metaphorically speaking, of course) - galwaywegian, 2008-08-22: 04:33:00

metrohumanx My cheeks hurt from smiling. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-22: 04:45:00

the script for a too punny opera? - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-22: 14:06:00

I forgot about Playboy the Bunny who now can afford 24 carats at a time! Cheers...EIEIO - Nosila, 2008-08-22: 21:05:00

At a first glance, thought it was 'Infurretance.' Would have been good, too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-24: 23:44:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hay rap par ant

Sentence: Bugs was the hareapparent to Bunny's fortune. The family sat aghast as the lawyer rabbitted on....

Etymology: heir apparent hare

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB. Thank you OZZIEBOB! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-09-22: 16:44:00
Lots of obvious ways to go today...I think today's winner will likely be the one who got here first.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-19: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB . Thank you OZZIEBOB . ~ James

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-24: 01:31:00
GENIUS!!! (how'd I miss it)

hyperborean hyperborean - 2012-10-24: 14:26:00
Yesterday and today's definitions are giving me deja vu. Haven't we done these once before?

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-25: 00:34:00
maybe we have to branch out and come up with definitions

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-25: 15:57:00
EVERYONE HAD A GREAT WORD!!! but i'm giving Sethyll the crown today