Verboticism: Dishporia

'Mommy, is Daddy playing dead again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be physically overcome by a sudden illness, disability, or even death when asked to participate in unrewarding activities -- like work, or household chores. n. A person who gets sick when asked to work.

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Created by: mememe

Pronunciation: wow-me-wuvly-huzband

Sentence: your father is a wowmiwuvlyhuzband he is.

Etymology: derived from the words wow, my , lovely, and husband.

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Created by: Flixst

Pronunciation: wer-kon-dree-ak

Sentence: "He can't work because he's a workondriac

Etymology: work + hypochondriac

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Created by: Dancebert




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Created by: cannibalgymnastics


Sentence: "Can you get Bill to help us move this furniture? " "Nah, he's schlubbed out."


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Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: ex-ur-shun-to-sis

Sentence: your dad is suffering from exertiontosis again but he should be feeling better after we clean the house.

Etymology: exertion: to expend energy performing a task. tosis: suffix for physical afflictions.

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Created by: msokoloffster

Pronunciation: Muhr - tish

Sentence: Mary couldn't breath when she was told her company was going on a group training day due to her muhrtish.

Etymology: Unknown...

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Created by: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: Lay-boar-o-fo-bee-a

Sentence: The moment he heard the vacuum cleaner, he felt laborophobic.

Etymology: Combination of Labor (work) and phobia (an unrealistic fear.)

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Created by: Baruch




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Created by: lela2210

Pronunciation: chorh-poks

Sentence: He would have helped with the ironing, but he was struck by a crippling yet strangely short lived case of chorepox.

Etymology: chore: A small or odd job pox: A disease characterised by multiple skin pustules

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Created by: lennyjaxn

Pronunciation: Ley-zee-POS-uh-meyt

Sentence: The request of Mrs. Johnson for her husband to clean out the garage caused the unfortunate man to lazipossumate until she left.

Etymology: From the low German lasich - languid, and American Indian opposum - he who plays dead

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