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'My boyfriend disappeared in the laundry!'

DEFINITION: n., 1. The process by which pairs of socks are washed, dried, and then separated perhaps never to be reunited again. 2. The place where lost socks disappear to. v. To lose your mate in the wash.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ar-GYL-uh-byss

Sentence: Sandra was perplexed because of the repeated and mysterious disappearances of several of her boyfriend Thad's argyles when she did is laundry at the laundromat.

Etymology: Blend of argyles and abyss


metrohumanx Another one bites the dust! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 11:49:00

Seems Sandra has Argylethargy. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-06: 17:36:00

I think she did it on purpose because she is a Thaddist! - Nosila, 2008-11-06: 21:59:00


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Created by: denise

Pronunciation: sok-NUL-i-tee

Sentence: The constant and frequent socknullity every laundry day forced the young couple to wear flip flops to work.

Etymology: blend of sock + nullity (null, nonexistence)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sok greg ay shun

Sentence: The process of sockgregation on laundry day leads to many casualties. More hosiery pairs are torn apart in the dryer than married couples in Reno, darn it!

Etymology: Sock (hosiery;woolly covering for feet and ankles) & Segregation (the act of segregating or sequestering)

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: walked

Sentence: My washer wocked until I have no matching pair of socks.

Etymology: A play on the words wash, walked, and socks ... meaning the washer walked off with some socks.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SOK-uh-biss

Sentence: Brenda was convinced that there was a sockabyss somewhere in the bowels of the laundromat because every time she did laundry for her husband Rob, one or more of his socks would come up missing.

Etymology: Blend of 'sock' (a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle) and 'abyss' (a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pe(ə)rnōmôr

Sentence: Joyce has a great collection of fun and funky socks. She keeps them in sorted baskets, new, in need of repair and pairnomore for ones that have one of the partners MIA. She believes that there may be a portal to another dimension somewhere in her laundry room, perhaps in the dryer.

Etymology: Pair (a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit) no more (nothing further) play on paramour (a lover, esp. the illicit partner of a married person)

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Sock awry

Sentence: What nefarious business is this? cried Priscilla, clutching a single sock in her manicured fingers. That is the fifth sockawry this week!

Etymology: Sock (foot covering) & awry (gone missing) Similar to GONE AWRY


metrohumanx Sockawry....didn't he escape from the gulag with one sock? - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 12:09:00

Far far awry? - Mustang, 2008-11-06: 22:18:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-06: 22:58:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: sok/oh/pathy

Sentence: The sockchopathy of lost socks has long been debated but remains a sockratic mystery.

Etymology: psychopathy + sock + path

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: sock-a-tour-ee

Sentence: Steven looked down at his mismatched feet knowing that now all his pairs of socks had a mate go on to sockatory some time after the rinse cycle, never to be found again. He wondered if it was all a conspiracy dreamed up by the fruit guys at Fruit of the Loom as he headed out to the store to buy more socks.

Etymology: purgatory + sock


Love your conspiracy theory. - Tigger, 2008-01-10: 03:17:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:53:00

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 13:57:00 Reminds me of the old Laugh-In expression ... "sock it to me" ... which sockatory did for me! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:02:00


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Created by: grohldberg12




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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:48:00
Your humorous definition brought us all a lot of laughs and a lot of fun words were created. Good one, sipsoccer.

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:54:00
James ... your cartoon for this daffynition has me roaring with laughter every time I look at it. Can't help wondering if you have a daughter with a boyfriend that inspired it ??? !!! It's a good thing there's no such thing as a cannibal dryer! Yet!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

GossaMcqueen - 2013-01-16: 19:14:00
please, i made a mistake and posted wrongly - how do i remove my Word?