Verboticism: Imperformerate

'What's wrong with your husband's voice?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who adopts the stylings, mannerisms and even of the personality of their favorite rock, movie or television star. v. To derive your identity from someone else, especially a famous person.

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Imperformerate

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: im per FORM er ate

Sentence: Bob first began imperformerating while showering; but then his imperformances became less private - like when he did the dishes. The imperformances had many imperfections and embarrassed his family. Nevertheless, Bob loyally took on more and more of his favourite star’s qualities.

Etymology: From impersonate and performer.

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Elvisimulation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: elvisimyəlāshun

Sentence: Wesley had it all, the pink caddie, the rhinestone covered jumpsuits, Blue suede shoes, the sideburns, the sneer. What he didn’t have for his Elvisimulation was a single iota of talent. He couldn’t sing any two adjacent notes in the same key. The last time he sang in the shower, his hound dog ran away. Last weekend at a party, with a little liquid courage under the belt, he tried to show off his best dance moves. A well-meaning nurse tackled him and stuck a spoon halfway down his throat.

Etymology: Elvis (U.S. singer; known as the King of Rock and Roll) + simulation (imitate the appearance or character of)

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Personalistality

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: purr-son-ay-list-al-ity

Sentence: Chad started to develop a personalistality based on his mancrush Brad Pitt. Of course he looked nothing like him. He also asked his girlfriend if they could adopt 3 children.

Etymology: personality + a-list (the beautiful people, elite, high society)

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Mockstar

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mok + st + r

Sentence: Jeffrey grew up dreaming that he would become famous singing the songs that he wrote, travelling the world with screaming fans following him. Instead, he became a mockstar, singing songs written by others in their voices with only about 15 fans following him.

Etymology: mock, rock, star

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COMMENTS:

like it - galwaywegian, 2009-05-06: 09:39:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:25:00

Simple, succint, efficient. - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 19:05:00

good word! - splendiction, 2009-05-06: 23:05:00

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Elvisator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: el-vus-AY-ter

Sentence: Rancid is a rabid fan of Elvis and often launches into his elvisator persona wherein he loses himself.

Etymology: Use of the name of Elvis + suffix 'ator'....one who acts.

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Emutate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: em-u-tate

Sentence: Randy loved to do Elvis so much that he emutated one night after supper. He quit his job at Maggies farm, dyed his hair black, and spent the rest of his days in Vegas wearing a white rhinestone suit, sunglasses and eating fried peanut butter sandwiches. After he was found face down in his shag carpet at Spaceland, his tombsone was engraved with the words, "Thank you, thank you very much."

Etymology: emulate: strive to be equal or better by reproducing someone's mannerisms and/or looks + mutate: become different in essence, lose one's identity

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COMMENTS:

Quite clever...Webster material! - jasjamson, 2009-05-08: 02:03:00

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Geltmaniac

Created by: merfinity

Pronunciation: Gelt me niac

Sentence: If Oscar Wilde were to be alive today, this is how he would have used the word probably... "Geltmaniacs are a delight to come across, they bring along everything worthy of imitation without having the whims and fancies of a star"

Etymology: Gelt- (Geltung German ) the desire to be important, famous etc. maniac (maniakos Greek, maniacus Latin) a person who has a great craving or enthusiasm for something

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Meroxoceleb

Created by: ankur

Pronunciation: may-rocks-o-celeb

Sentence: See that guy over there doing the moonwalk?he's been a Michael Jackson meroxoceleb since he saw the "thriller" video...

Etymology: me = the person who is impersonating the start. Xerox = co. name or the popular word used for photocopies. o = of. celeb = celebrity.

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Celeffigy

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Sell-effigy

Sentence: Michaela couldn't help herself, her identimitation was complete and when she stepped out she was a fabulous and flirtatious Marylin staricature, all blonde curls and buxom bosom. Her idolity extended to feigning an isolating fame but her reputation was cast as the most extravagant and talented celeffigy in town.

Etymology: Celebrity - a person known throughout the world for something other than their talent; Effigy - copy or representation, usually of a famous, infamous or otherwise "known" personage.

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COMMENTS:

With identimitation as Identity and Imitation and reminiscent of identification as why people admire their idols. Staricature - Star and caricature, obvious really, and idolity as Idol and Identity blended because that's what she does.. - dochanne, 2009-05-06: 03:17:00

Iconic :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-06: 03:23:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-06: 13:23:00

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Emutwolate

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: em/yu/tu/late

Sentence: Bob changed his name to Bono and now talks with an Irish accent as he desperately tries to emutwolate his favoutite rock star. He's even started wearing those clunky spongy shoes to make himself look taller.

Etymology: emulate + U2

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