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'Hurry up we need to get in line!'

DEFINITION: v. To hurry up and wait. n. A person who compels you to prepare quickly for an activity which they know will be delayed, postponed or retarded.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hay sten wayst

Sentence: You have seen him hundreds of times on airplanes. The guy in the back row who grabs all of his stuff. He never checks bags, just crams his overhead with tons of luggage. As soon as the plane lands he jumps into the aisle, ready to sprint out the gangway. Except the plane hasn't docked yet, others are in his way with the same idea and he cannot jump over them to get to the front of the line-up. He is guilty of hastenwaste, because he has to impatiently stand there for twenty minutes. This traveller never has a connecting flight or someone waiting for him...he just has to beat all the others out the cabin door!

Etymology: Hasten (hurry;act or move at high speed) & Waste (spend thoughtlessly;useless or profitless activity)

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Created by: RLMzies

Pronunciation: Leaug-ual-lis-tic

Sentence: Mr. Barnes is a very leagalistic man. He made sure i packed my bags about 2 1/2 hours before it was time to leave to the airport. When i packed my bags, we left, 1 hour and 15 minuets early and waiting on the plane for 45 minuets. This is one very leagalistic man.

Etymology: This word came from the lanuage latin in the 1800's when the king of the time was always very early for events and since he was the kind and took care or leagal issues, they created this word to define the personatly of the king.


I love this word. - Bubbles, 2010-06-27: 22:38:00


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Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: punk-shwul-wayt-shuhn

Sentence: I know the plane doesn't leave for another two hours, but I'm a stickler for punctualwaition.

Etymology: punctual (on time) + wait (to stay in place and remain in readiness) + inspired by punctuation (the act or practice of using standardized marks in writing and printing to separate sentences or to make the meaning clearer)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ex pek tor wayt

Sentence: John always had to be at the airport 4 hours befoire his flight just in case. His long-suffering wife Ada knew that he was not just being careful, he was obsessed. She knew that this would add to their travel day and they could expectorwait before boarding. That's why she always brought long novels...

Etymology: Expect (wait for;probable to happen) & Expectorate(clear out) & Wait (anticipate something)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slōmentəm

Sentence: Jerry loved to see the impatient motorist who just couldn't seem to break traffic-light slomentum. This jerk came rushing up behind Jerry, flashing his high beams, honking his horn, ducking into the next lane over and zooming past as if he was the only one who had somewhere to go. That's when he was stalled by the first of a series of red lights. The smirk on Jerry's face grew with each successive stop. Just to rub it in, as he came up behind "Mr. Impatient" at about the 4th light, he flashed his high beams.

Etymology: slow (moving or operating only at a low speed) + momentum (the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rush-tin-ayt

Sentence: Brad is known with little affection among his friends as a major rushtinator, one who always pushes everyone to get ready for events well in advance and then find all kinds of reasons to put them off indefinitely.

Etymology: Blend of 'rush' (hurry) and 'procrastinate' (to put off till another day or time; defer; delay)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: him-PROMP-too

Sentence: Edgar was beyond anal...he was totally obsessed with being early to even those events that had little if any significance and his friends jokingly (though with some chagrin) referred to him as himpromptoo, which had no effect whatsoever in deterring him from his self appointed rounds.

Etymology: Blend of 'him' and 'impromptu'

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Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pre-tard

Sentence: Jonathan was never late. In fact his girlfriend often complained that he came too early, but his perpetual pretardation never got in the way of their relationship until their planned wedding day, when the anxious pretard arrived at the church 16 hours early and ended up sleeping with another lady in waiting, who coincidently had pretarded her intended groom by a day and a half.

Etymology: pre+tard


The wedding must have taken place at Hour lately of Pre-pet-ual Help church - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-22: 11:29:00

Yes it was consecrated at the Church of Hour Lately, but it was done a holy hour early. - wordmeister, 2008-04-22: 13:47:00

The word standing alone is hilarious. The sentence is icing. (not sure, however, you meant "come to early," which would mean being an early riser, as opposed to "come too early," which means, well, kind of the same thing...oh, never mind.) - stache, 2008-04-22: 19:03:00

Thank you stache. I have added another "o" to my "too", for clarification purposes... - wordmeister, 2008-04-23: 00:11:00


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Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: ob sess ih wayt er

Sentence: Harrold was an obsessiwaiter of unbelieveable magnitude. If the airlines said to be there 2 hours ahead of time, he had to be there 4 hours ahead. If he had to be at work by 8:00 am, he'd get there at 5. This put a strain his co-workers who were in his carpool and travel work's traveling group.

Etymology: obsessive + wait (er)


This word could also fit for those waiters/waitresses who want to take your order before you've had a chance to even open the menu, and then come back every 20 seconds to check and see if you're ready to order yet. - Tigger, 2008-04-22: 23:25:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rush-stop

Sentence: Max and June sat at the rushstop for a half hour while the driver finished his coffee and donuts. When the bus finally did show up they discovered that they left in such a hurry they forgot to pack their tickets.

Etymology: (play on bus-stop)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-05: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James