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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: phonematode

Pronunciation: thur-oh-bred

Sentence: Sheba was a thoroughbread. Her late owner had thoroughly breaded her with the whole of his considerable estate.

Etymology: thoroughbred + bread, as in dough, as in moolah

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: den + ih + fish + ee + airy

Sentence: Her 78 cats were the denificiaries of the crazy old lady's will.

Etymology: Beneficiary who lives in a den (maybe).

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Created by: LadyFox




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Created by: MissHyde

Pronunciation: Hair-i-tage

Sentence: He leafts his hamster a huge hairitage. I wonder what it'll do with it !

Etymology: hair heritage

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fīdō

Sentence: Once the old lady kicked the bucket her beloved pooch was rolling in fidough.

Etymology: fido (a generic name for a pet dog)+ dough (money)


Doh! - Nosila, 2010-01-19: 17:42:00


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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: fill-OOD-uh-cree-chur

Sentence: Joe was a wealthy mortgage broker, but his dearth of endearing qualities left him without friends, family or hares. Just before his demise, he left his estate, including stork options, to the only living thing which did not despise him - his groundchuck, Speedbump. A thorough analysis of Speedbump's petfolio revealed him to be the wealthiest PHILUDICREATURE in North America , and got him on the covers of both Forbes and People magazines as "The Financial World's Richest Rodent"- A title envied by by many Cheap Executive Officers.

Etymology: Prefix PHIL-loving : having an affinity for (late latin)+LUDICROUS: meriting derisive laughter or scorn as absurdly inept, false, or foolish + CREATURE: a lower animal; especially : a farm animal Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin creatura, from Latin creatus, past participle of creare.....thus: PHILUDICREATURE


metrohumanx After a week of petsitting, I'm back. Now we can ALL sing along: - metrohumanx, 2008-08-22: 04:39:00

always lots of pun and games on Fridays - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-22: 15:29:00

I think Joe was a "philudicrit" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-24: 23:53:00

metrohumanx Mister Slater's Parrot was a philidicreature- but a lovable one. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-25: 07:31:00


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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: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: Ben-eh-fish-ee-air-ee

Sentence: Goldie got everything being the benefishiary. I feel like getting tanked.

Etymology: Beneficiary: someone who inherits + fish: an animal


DrWebsterIII Smart! (how'd I miss that?) - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-24: 11:27:00

hyperborean Sethel! That's the perfect word! - hyperborean, 2012-10-24: 14:28:00

Great word...just for the halibut! - Nosila, 2012-10-25: 01:02:00


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Created by: gazissax

Pronunciation: "air-hare"

Sentence: I am suing Grandpa's heirhare for my fair share of the estate.

Etymology: heir -- one who inherits hare - rabbit, bunny, common household pet

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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