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'That's my word!'

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: 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: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: quig-li-fy

Sentence: I hardly ever play Scrabble without quiglifying every little letter.

Etymology: "Quibble" + "niggle" + "-ify" for aesthetic concerns.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: proh/tuh/klash

Sentence: Because of his competitive nature, a protoclash would undoubtably occur if the score was not in his favour.

Etymology: protocol (rules) + clash

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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: skr ab qu obb le

Sentence: never get in to a game of scrabble with John, it will always end in a scrabquobble

Etymology: from quibble and scrabble and squabble.

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Created by: LittleLula





Good word, Lula...just fleshj in with a pronunciation;sentence & etymology, plus 2 votes to expand your score!Cheers! - Nosila, 2009-10-16: 21:51:00


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Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: lose-o-phobe

Sentence: He was losophobing around, so i simply marked him on my list of people to never play again with. If you like gaming, stay away from losophobians.

Etymology: lose + phobia = losophobe

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: ver-bah-toe-MAY-hem

Sentence: After Quentin challenged Sally's 8-letter word, last night's weekly Boggle game quickly descended into full blown verbotomayhem. I am still stepping on those little darn cubes.

Etymology: from the greek "verbomaehemnae", meaning to throw the pieces when mad...


petaj Is this the opposite of balderdashaster? Have you played Balderdash - it's the opposite of verbotomy - players make up definitions. - petaj, 2007-03-28: 05:48:00

there are some who say making up definitions is also part of verbotomy :-) - Alchemist, 2007-03-28: 07:42:00

I thought Balderdash was a Flemish head-shaving race. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-28: 08:06:00

I thought "balderdash" was a euphemism (think poppycock), or that old Nintendo game based on the joys of mining. - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-28: 09:25:00

^^ That's probably why the make-up-definitions game is called Balderdash. - Discoveria, 2007-03-28: 13:05:00

Give the detective a medal. Two medals. Next we'll be told how "boulder" is the pun in the Nintendo game... - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-28: 17:56:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: skra-pull

Sentence: Despite the fact that the points were as useless as tits on a bull, Bulletchewer and Jabberwocky scrappled over the nuances of Stevenson0's Verbotocism. In the meantime, Purpleartichoke's word languished, garnering nothing more than a passing glance.

Etymology: Scrabble - the word game; Scrap - an argument; Scrap - a small detail; Scrapple - A Pennsylvania Dutch meat product made from cornmeal mush mixed with normally discarded pork scraps, onions, and spices.


petaj sounds like an acrimonopolyous encounter - petaj, 2007-03-28: 05:41:00

My apologies in advance for monikerizing on my fellow Verbotomists. I couldn't think clearly this morning as I still have that damn song stuck in my head. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-28: 05:56:00

petaj No doubt that's why you've mistaken Jabberwocky for Alchemist. - petaj, 2007-03-28: 05:57:00

Did not! Aw geez, don't mess with me! (... in white satin. Never reaching the end...) - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-28: 06:04:00

Do bulls have nipples? Let's get into a bulletchew over this one. - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-28: 06:34:00

Why of course they do, Bulletchewer! Everyone knows that bulls secretly want to be cows, but then again, that may be a lot of nipbull. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-28: 07:24:00

Petaj, dude, read again, I have more than one bullet to chew. The voodoo child was right! So technically bulls do have tits (teats=nipples) but are they still useless...? Mahahaha I'm playing with you now. - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-28: 08:47:00

I've heard "scrapple" used to describe a breakfast dish in the Scranton, PA region of Pennsylvania from a college friend. I'm not sure what type of food that it is though. Still, I like this word! - jedijawa, 2007-03-28: 08:57:00

Sounds like something Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute would eat. - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-28: 09:21:00

I was looking for a word like this but it eluded me :D - Discoveria, 2007-03-28: 09:57:00

petaj oops, misread that one. Thought it was the nuances of guiltenfreude that were scrappled. - petaj, 2007-03-29: 05:15:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skrab plur

Sentence: Marvin played Scrabble every Saturday night with his friends. He tried to cheat, made up words and got passionately argumentative when his friends challenged him. The official Scrabble dictionary was always consulted, but Marvin insisted that they did not have all the words in it yet, as the language was constantly evolving. He was a scrabpler for sure, but his friends suspected his verbal diarrhea and intellectual constipation were more due to his IVS... Irritable Vowel Syndrome!

Etymology: Scrabble (a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game) & Scrapper (someone who fights (or is fighting)

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: scrab BUE pu LOUS

Sentence: His intensely fussy way of playing scrabble earned him the name: Mr. Scrabbupulous. It was he the scrabbupulous player who used rules when they were only in his favour to win. One day, determined to change the state of play, they beat him at his game with petty plays and constant whining, louder than Mr. Scrabbupulous’! (Memorizing the dictionary did help them). Scrabbupulous, a bad loser, declared, “There’s something wrong with my game!”

Etymology: Scrabble, scrupulous, tumultuous.


He turned into Mr.Scabbupulous! - Nosila, 2009-10-16: 01:40:00


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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