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'Why are you staring at me like that? '

DEFINITION: v. To be woken up by a child or pet who is quietly but intently staring at you from the edge of your bed. n. A creepy silent stare that is so intense that it pierces sleep.

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Broodawakening

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: brood-ah-way-kun-ing

Sentence: Living with two dogs, a cat, and three kids, Sherry was generally roused each morning by a broodawakening, gazing intently at her and hungry for breakfast.

Etymology: brood (both offspring and to meditate with morbid persistence), rude awakening

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COMMENTS:

Startling darlings ... Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:28:00

on a roll - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 14:49:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-19: 16:31:00

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Jeeperspeepers

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jēpərzpēpərz

Sentence: Joyce sat bolt upright in her bed. There wasn't a sound. It was that spooky cat of hers. The one with the jeeperspeepers. During the day she seemed to look right through you. At night it was as though she could wake the dead. Joyce's mother told her not to buy a black cat from that scary old lady.

Etymology: jeepers creepers (used to express surprise or alarm) + peepers (a person's eyes)

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COMMENTS:

Terrific word. Jeeperspeepers captures that feeling of the heebie jeebies! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-08: 18:36:00

Good one! - Mustang, 2009-01-08: 18:45:00

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Hipponoteyes

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hip/oh/not/ize

Sentence: People thought I was crazy to have a pet hippo but, with training, he was able to hipponoteyes me to get me up and out for my daily run.

Etymology: hippo + hypnotize + eyes

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COMMENTS:

Far out! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:19:00

Reminds me of the song: "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy" Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:31:00

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Scarogling

Created by: mokelmoney

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Nightpawler

Created by: ShadeTanner

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Dogmateyes

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: dog/ma/tize

Sentence: It is impossible to stay in bed when your dog begins to dogmateyes.

Etymology: dogmatize (asserting opinions) + dog + eyes

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COMMENTS:

Interesting angle! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:33:00

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Stalkgawking

Created by: bradly224

Pronunciation: Stalk*Gawk*Ing

Sentence: She awoke to her one night stand perched next to her on the edge of the bed, stalkgawking her.

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Hawkgawk

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: HAWK gawk

Sentence: The very large dog's hawkgawk bore through me as I lay barely awake by the tree.

Etymology: HAWK: a bird of prey GAWK: to stare

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COMMENTS:

Frightfully good! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-08: 18:38:00

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Creeperstare

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: kree-pur-stare

Sentence: Annie was imposing a creeperstare on her mother for quite some time before she finally woke up and asked her what was wrong. Annie replied, "Nothing mommy..." Mommy wasn't very happy because it was nearly 1 in the morning.

Etymology: creeper (someone who creeps up unnoticed) + stare (gaze upon)

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COMMENTS:

Jeepers! Creppers! Where did ya get those peepers? Jeepers! Creepers! Where'd ya get those eyes! Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 18:53:00

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Glarify

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glarəfī

Sentence: The cat wanted to glarify his point that more treats and toys were in order so he waited until Sharon had gone to sleep. He sat on the pillow next to hers and laser-beam stared at her until she awoke with a start. The only time she had felt anything that creepy before was in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. The very next morning Sharon went straight to the pet store and bought a crate for the cat to sleep in.

Etymology: glare () + clarify (make (a statement or situation) less confused and more clearly comprehensible)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-18: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by banky. Thank you banky. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-25: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by banky. Thank you banky. ~ James

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