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'How did you know what I had for lunch?'

DEFINITION: n. The bits of food, and other debris, that get stuck between your teeth. v. To smile brightly and proudly unaware that you have a big piece of food stuck in your teeth.

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Flossil

Created by: Scattercat

Pronunciation: FLAH-sul

Sentence: His endearing smile would have been more effective if it had not displayed the wide array of flossils trapped in the gaps of his teeth.

Etymology: dental floss + fossils, as horrific remains of terrifying creatures now so ancient as to have transmuted to another form entirely

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COMMENTS:

this is a great word!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-24: 12:10:00

it's just so snappy! - jadenguy, 2007-05-24: 16:09:00

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Flouradentachitis

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: floor/a/dent/ach/itis

Sentence: Girlfriend, you need to go to the ladies room and check your flouradentachitis and like NOW!

Etymology: flour/flouride, a/word attachment, dent/dental, ach/attack, itis/inflamation of(as in gingivitis)

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Dentritus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: den try tus

Sentence: Andrew's eating habits were so disgusting, that he usually had to dine alone. He ate messily and loudly and you could guess what menu he had by all the dentritus left behind. His friends nicknamed him "Leader of the Plaque".

Etymology: Dental (of the teeth) & Detritus (the remains of something, refuse)

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COMMENTS:

So good I might as well vote for it now. :) - Discoveria, 2012-09-20: 04:24:00

Ooo, I should have read today's words before making mine. Interestingly, they are all very similar. - Rhyme79, 2012-09-20: 10:53:00

Cheers...like both your words, too! - Nosila, 2012-09-21: 01:19:00

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Toothstick

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: tooth/stik

Sentence: For some reason all the ladies in Josh's "Be a Vegan, Save a Cow" cooking class were not finding him as charming as they usually did. Not only were they no longer laughing at his jokes tonight, but some were giving him nasty looks from across the room. Unbeknownst to him he had a few toothsticks from the scarf-fest earlier at McDonald's. Yes, it was obvious to the women that he had been charming for weeks that he was NOT the vegetarian he claimed to be!

Etymology: Derived from toothpick: A small stick of wood, plastic, metal or other substance used to remove food from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothSTICK is when a meal hangs around for an encore. :)

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Detribulous

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: dee-trib-yoo-luhss

Sentence: Clive's smile at the attractive, young lady was, unfortunately, a completely detribulous one.

Etymology: Detritus + Oblivious = Detribulous

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Dentadebris

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DENT - uh - dih - bree

Sentence: When engaged in conversation with Bradley one always finds oneself caught up in gruesome fascination at the excessive dentatdrebris that was always present in Bradley's teeth.

Etymology: Blend of 'dental' and 'debris'

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COMMENTS:

This is pretty much exactly what I would have written - although I would have called it 'dentabris.' Winner - evan, 2008-07-22: 11:54:00

Spot on. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-23: 07:35:00

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Molarcule

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: mo/lar/cue/ell

Sentence: The soggy green molarcules stuck in Brian's teeth were hardly an attractive feature. Perhaps I shouldn't have given him a salad for lunch.

Etymology: molar + molecule

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petaj At least he won't put on much molarcular weight from salad. - petaj, 2007-05-24: 06:15:00

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Morselaze

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mor sell ayz

Sentence: Pierre was a handsome boy, except for one really bad personal habit. He was too lazy to check his front teeth during the day to see the food items lodged there after each meal. This morselaze gave him a new title (behind his back)...he was called Leader of the Plaque!

Etymology: Morsel (a small amount of solid food; a mouthfu) & Laze (be idle; exist in a changeless situation) & sounds like La Marseillaise (French National Anthem)

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Toothjam

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈtuθˌdʒæm/

Sentence: Some of my teeth are so so close together that even the act of flossing itself leaves bits of dental floss as toothjam.

Etymology: Like "toe jam," but between teeth.

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COMMENTS:

My sentence is actually true. If I floss, sometimes it gets stuck between the teeth, and I have to wait a few days for my saliva to eat it away. In other news, it only takes a few days for saliva to significantly dissolve a piece of dental floss. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 14:01:00

Thanks for sharing. I thought people like you were just using the string to remind them of something. :-) - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-24: 15:52:00

It's there to remind us not to floss anymore. Or to get our wisdom teeth removed. - ErWenn, 2007-05-24: 20:13:00

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Created by: Robologicon

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-24: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scattercat. Thank you Scattercat! ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-05-24: 06:39:00
Verbotomy Cup spotted in the wild with herbal tea.

petaj petaj - 2007-05-24: 06:39:00
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54511827@N00/511989912/ - I did try to embed the link in the previous comment.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-24: 10:39:00
Hey Petaj, Nice snap of the cup! CoinciDENTALly, JediJawa has just received his book from Dan Pink.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-22: 13:57:00
GRINKLE is good! inspired, original and fun to say!

reverb - 2008-07-22: 22:56:00
I like grinkle too. It's kind of funny...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-04-28: 01:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by wordmeister. Thank you wordmeister. ~ James