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DEFINITION: n. The weird feelings that rise up when you notice that you are being followed by a police officer, or a cop car, or the Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Unit. v. To feel nervous, self-conscious and guilty whenever you see a police officer.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: the/man/ar/rhe/a

Sentence: Whenever Bev noticed a squad car in her rear-view mirror, an extreme nervous fear and paranoia overtook her, giving her an immediate case of themanarrhea.

Etymology: THEMANARRHEA - noun - from - THE MAN )Slang. an expression for the police) + DIARRHEA (an intestinal disorder characterized by abnormal frequency and fluidity of fecal evacuations)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gəlpəbəl

Sentence: Its not that he was all that bad a driver but every time he saw a police car in his rear view mirror he would have a gulpable moment. He would also fall into a state of dread when he came into contact with a doctor.

Etymology: gulp (make effortful breathing or swallowing movements, typically in response to strong emotion) + culpable (deserving blame)


Captures the reaction and feeling so very well! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-12: 10:40:00

Gulpability is a serious crime...good word! - Nosila, 2009-01-12: 19:12:00


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Created by: Soyabaa96

Pronunciation: Hul` mos

Sentence: I get a feeling of hulmos when I see a cop.


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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: five-oh-know

Sentence: It was a case of sheer five-on-no that made Sister Mary Catherine flee at the sight of the policewalking their daily beat past the convent; she was sure they were coming after her for removing that pesky tag from her matterss.

Etymology: five-oh: slang term for police from the show Hawaii Five-o + oh no!


Funny! - Tigger, 2008-03-20: 11:48:00

Her respect for the law is embedded! - Jamagra, 2008-03-20: 11:53:00

Was were Sister's other Fourohnos? Drunk jaywalking after the communal wine? I leave it to you and anyone here to come up with another three! You really brought us a lot of fun and laughs with this one, libertybelle! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 16:10:00

Freudian fingerslips ... the 1st word in my comment above should be ... What! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 16:12:00

High Fives for you! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 16:13:00


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Created by: scissorlips

Pronunciation: Poh-LEE-siz

Sentence: It was an awkward, paranoid moment where the cops had surrounded the perimeter of the beach where I was sunbathing and a sickened state of poleeseyes that caused a sudden case of diarrhea.


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Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: nur-fuhz

Sentence: She'd done nothing wrong, but after he'd been following her for six blocks, the cop in her rearview had Gina feeling totally nerfuzz! Were her tags up to date? Were her lights okay? Did she remember her hand signals?!

Etymology: From "nervous" and "fuzz" (slang for police)

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Created by: c2flores




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Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) pār'ə-mĭl'ĭ-těr-ə-noi'ə

Sentence: After stealing a second refill in his Big Gulp, Zack was stricken with an intense paramilitarinoia. He decided it would be best to remain in his room playing "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" for the remainder of the weekend.

Etymology: paramilitar[y]+ -i- + [Para]noia


Interesting pair ah words to blend! You get the prize for possibly the longest verboticism of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:53:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fəzənoid

Sentence: Jerry can be a real fuzzanoid. He flinches almost every time he leaves his apartment. This might be because is a career criminal who lives next to a police station.

Etymology: fuzz (police) + paranoid (unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful)

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Created by: doseydotes

Pronunciation: ˈhaŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē

Sentence: Mildred tried to fight it, she really did, but she found herself sweaty with hangxiety every time she passed Ralph, Woolworth's security guard. It had been 55 years since she'd filched that tube of lipstick - she'd been too scared to ever use it, and she ended up throwing it in a drainage ditch - but she was certain that all Ralph had to do was look at her closely enough and he'd KNOW.

Etymology: From the British root, hang, meaning to stand about waiting for the trouble to start so one can get in on it early; and the Finnish (the Fins are such good finishers), xiety, meaning a group that collectively ducks its head in a guilty manner.


Interesting etymology! When I think of hanging ... I think gallows! Your word is frighteningly good! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:45:00

One way to generate true hangziety would be to ask a cop "How's it haning?" - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:47:00

Such a clever pun ... and incorporating hang with all it's meanings was absolutely brilliant! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:48:00

Comprehensive and learned etymology. Saturday night's alright for fighting.... - stache, 2008-03-20: 16:53:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-20: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

mokelmoney - 2009-01-12: 12:32:00

mokelmoney - 2009-01-12: 12:38:00
copetrinoia: cop/ e/ tri/ noia- to be petrified of the cops to the point of paranoia. Also, not change the subject [no pun intended] ,however I have made numerous contributions. Why are they being disregarded? Please check again...thats Bea Helfy or mokelmoney. Thank you

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-27: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

DiplomatUfimskmef - 2018-05-27: 19:30:00
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