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DEFINITION: v. To engage in an emotional debate over the small, yet somehow surprisingly important details in a simple game. n. An emotional game player

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Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: Triv-eyn-l

Sentence: Family game night never seemed to bring the group closer together due to little Juan's trivanal need to overanalyze every minor detail of the game.

Etymology: Trivial - Anal Why do I emphathise with this definition....

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mono/pole/em/ix

Sentence: Boardgames were just an excuse for us to engage in monopolemics

Etymology: monopoly (popular board game) + polemics (art or practice of controversy)


Polemics eh? You learn something new every day! That said, this tiny mind reckons it sounds more like fighting over money or control of an entire market area. - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-28: 18:04:00

Hey, that's perfect! - jedijawa, 2007-03-29: 07:09:00

I think it actually refers to theological controversy but money/markets certainly a religion - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-29: 08:46:00


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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈnɪtˌlɪntʃ/

Sentence: I was nearly nitlynched at the chess club when I incorrectly captured my opponents queen en passant.

Etymology: From nitpick + lynch

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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: bullitt-choo

Sentence: He would bulletchew over whether the philospher had a minor or major role in the world of psychology, insisting with all of his deluded heart that such a description was vital, not silly and trivial.

Etymology: All of you should check out Alchemist's word "guiltenfreude" from a few days ago. The origin is from yours unruly, and the name seemed appropriate too- only a fool would chew bullets, and likely break their teeth.


wouldn't dare argue with this verbotomy - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-28: 09:53:00

petaj OK, credit given with a vote. - petaj, 2007-03-29: 05:17:00


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Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: ver-bom-bard

Sentence: He clever verbombard, often quoting Shakespeare, but alas, he was trouble all the same...

Etymology: verb+bomb+bard

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gāmərāj

Sentence: John is a very mellow guy. Bumper-to-bumper traffic? No problem. Long lines at the grocery? Not an issue. Somebody already submitted the word he devised for Verbotomy? Gamerage!

Etymology: gamer (a person who plays a game or games, typically a participant in a computer or role-playing game) + rage (violent, uncontrollable anger)

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: CHEE-te-de-BATE

Sentence: Harry was a renowned cheatedebater - having a fastidious nature there was no sign of a nittygritimpairment.

Etymology: cheat (an action that often causes game players to pore over the rule book) + heated (high level of emotion) + debate (argue)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skrab bel liv id it ee

Sentence: Sheldon was a poor sport when he played board games. He cheated and intimidiated his partners and got mad when he lost. His scrabblividity usually resulted in shouting matches. It was suspected that he had vowel trouble...

Etymology: Scrabble (board game like crossword) & Lividity (a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored)

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: gaym - bayn - grrr

Sentence: Freddy was behaving like a gamebanger while he angrily shouted out the clues in this round of password. He felt that Sherman had secretly slipped the secret word to Shirley during the lightening round and it had put his team behind.

Etymology: game, gangbanger, bang


Excellent! - splendiction, 2009-10-15: 23:09:00


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Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: pet-ee-foh-rs

Sentence: his pettyfours made his partner cringe and wish that the game of tic tac toe would be soon over.

Etymology: petty- from french petit meaning small

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petaj petaj - 2007-03-28: 05:25:00
Glad to see a definition coming out of the cheatedebate that went on the other day :-)

Bulletchewer - 2007-03-28: 06:26:00
Give a brother some credit for that one.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-15: 03:18:00
Today's definition was suggested by Alchemist. Thank you Alchemist. ~ James